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Police officer seriously hurt as a Land Rover smashed into his passing patrol car 

Police officer is seriously hurt as a Land Rover his colleagues were chasing smashed into his passing patrol car

  • Police officer was injured when a Land Rover Discovery collided with a patrol car 
  • An officer sustained pelvic, leg and shoulder injuries following the crash
  • A 37-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs 

A police officer was seriously injured after a Land Rover smashed into a patrol car.

Officers tried to stop a Land Rover Discovery that was being ‘driven erratically’ on Wood End Road in Erdington, Birmingham at around 4.10am when the vehicle collided with another police car that had been passing by and was not involved in the operation.   

An officer sustained pelvic, leg and shoulder injuries following the crash, and remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.  

A 37-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

An officer sustained pelvic, leg and shoulder injuries following the crash, and remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital (stock image)

Chief Inspector Tony Cole, Force Incident Manager at West Midlands Police, said: ‘An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances of what took place this morning and I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision to get in touch.

‘Support is being pro-actively offered to those who attended the scene and colleagues of the officer.’

The force’s Professional Standards Department (PSD) has been informed.

Any witnesses or anyone with information has been asked to get in touch via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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