Police officer and woman hurt
POLICE OFFICER AND WOMAN HURT AS FORD DRIVER FAILS TO STOP
A POLICE officer and a member of the public were hurt after a car being chased by traffic cops crashed in Bedworth.
Police are still searching for the driver of the Ford Focus which failed to stop for officers in Marston Lane at about 5.30pm on Tuesday.
The car hit an unmarked police vehicle in Newtown Road, injuring an officer inside, before driving off towards Newdigate Road.
It then collided with at least two other cars, one of which contained two women, and the other a woman and two young children. The driver then ran off and was last seen heading towards the train line at the back of Downing Crescent.
One Bedworth resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, saw the chase shortly before the crash.
He said: “That chase started right in front of me on Newtown Lane by Cleveland. The car suddenly pulled across my lane after being stationary after clocking the unmarked police car behind.
“He swerved onto the path, police rammed him but he squeezed past another stationary car at the lights and zoomed off down Newdigate Road with two police cars giving chase.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said three women and two children were in the other cars involved.
A spokesperson said: “One of the women was taken to the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton but her injuries are currently unknown.
“A woman in her 20s and two young boys aged ten and nine were checked over by ambulance staff and discharged at the scene.”
A Warwickshire Police spokesman said: “The vehicle was in collision with an unmarked police car on Newtown Road before leaving the scene in the direction of Newdigate Road.
“The Ford Focus has collided with other vehicles belonging to member of the public before the driver has run off in the direction of the train line to the rear of Downing Crescent.
“The officer and members of the public received minor injuries.”
Scene of the crash in Marston Lane, Bedworth