No action to be taken after 999 crashes
POLICE today confirmed no action would be taken against two officers involved in 999 smashes earlier this year.In the first crash, on June 13, two police officers and a member of public were injured when a marked police car collided with a Skoda Felicia in Landseer Road.
POLICE today confirmed no action would be taken against two officers involved in 999 smashes earlier this year.
In the first crash, on June 13, two police officers and a member of public were injured when a marked police car collided with a Skoda Felicia in Landseer Road.
The crash happened about 10.15pm as officers answered calls that an intruder was in a property in Ravenswood Avenue.
Following the collision the police car careered off the road and crashed into a fence post and telegraph pole.
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Norfolk's Crown Prosecution Service are thought to have looked into the circumstances surrounding the crash and have decided to take no further action against either of the drivers.
Both the injured officers and the elderly driver of the Skoda needed hospital treatment but have since recovered.
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The passenger in the police car was the most seriously injured and it is not known if he has yet returned to work.
The following day another collision occurred as a police car responded to a grade one incident - the highest priority emergency.
The marked patrol car was travelling along Norwich Road at about 5pm when it was in collision with a dark red Peugeot at the junction of Highfield Approach.
Speaking at the time, a resident said: “The car was turning right into Highfield Approach and the police car was coming the same way up Norwich Road.
“The Peugeot driver said he looked in his mirror and didn't see anything there, but it was probably because the police car was on the other side of the road.
“There was just a massive bang and the Peugeot was pushed straight into a street sign.”
A spokeswoman for Ipswich police today said both accidents had been investigated and no further action was to be taken.