Police officer is airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after his patrol car crashed into a brick wall and overturned while ‘responding to an incident’
- Police officer had been driving along London Road in St Albans, Hertfordshire
- His police car slammed into a brick wall and overturned at around 1.35pm today
- The officer was rushed to hospital by air ambulance and has serious injuries
A police officer has been rushed to hospital following a serious traffic collision in Hertfordshire this afternoon.
Emergency services rushed to London Road in St Albans after a marked police car that was responding to an incident crashed into a brick wall and overturned at around 1.35pm today.
The police officer involved in the crash was rushed to hospital by air ambulance and has serious injuries.
No one else was injured in the incident, Hertfordshire Police reported.
The police officer was airlifted to hospital after he crashing into a brick wall and overturned his car on London Road in St Albans, Hertfordshire
The marked police car, which responding to an incident, crashed into the wall at around 1.35pm today
Following the crash, police officers were seen cordoning off the area in order to carry out investigations
Following the horror crash, police officers were seen cordoning off the scene of the incident and placing yellow cones on the road.
Pictures that have emerged in the aftermath of the crash show the crushed vehicle overturned and lying on the road surrounded by debris.
The road is currently closed and drivers are being asked to find alternative routes.
A Hertfordshire Police spokesperson said: ‘A serious traffic collision happened at 1.35pm this afternoon, which resulted in London Road in St Albans being closed.
Police officers scan the scene after a crash at St Albans this afternoon left an officer being airlifted to hospital
A police officer takes pictures of the scene of the incident and the debris scattered across the road
Officers congregate at the scene of the incident which saw a police car crash into a brick wall and overturn
‘Police, fire and ambulance and air ambulance attended following the collision, which happened near Cunningham Avenue by the railway bridge.
‘A marked police car, which was responding to an incident, overturned after hitting a brick wall.
‘The police officer has serious injuries and has been taken to hospital by air ambulance. No-one else was injured.’