Po­lice of­fi­cer and woman hurt

PO­LICE OF­FI­CER AND WOMAN HURT AS FORD DRIVER FAILS TO STOP

Coventry Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - By KA­T­RINA CHILVER News Re­porter ka­t­rina.chilver@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.”

PHOTO: CONOR BRZOZOWSKI

Scene of the crash in Marston Lane, Bed­worth

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