Two hurt in Welwyn Garden City crash involving police car

PUBLISHED: 15:08 24 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:28 24 January 2019

Emergency services on the scene of a crash in Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City. 
Picture: Chris Caley

Emergency services on the scene of a crash in Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Chris Caley

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Two people were injured in a crash in Welwyn Garden City today, and one of them is now in hospital.

Emergency services on the scene of a crash in Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City. 
Picture: Chris CaleyEmergency services on the scene of a crash in Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Chris Caley

The collision happened shortly before 11am this morning in Ridgeway.

It involved a police car and another car.

MORE: Emergency services on scene of crash

Emergency services on the scene of a crash in Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City. 
Picture: Chris CaleyEmergency services on the scene of a crash in Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Chris Caley

An ambulance service spokeswoman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “We were called at 11.06am .

“We sent two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle.

“One person was taken to Lister Hospital for further treatment.”

A police spokeswoman said: “The officer in the police car and the female member of the public in the other car have suffered injuries.

Emergency services on the scene of a crash in Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City. 
Picture: Chris CaleyEmergency services on the scene of a crash in Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Chris Caley

“Slight injuries have been confirmed.

“The road closures have now been lifted.”

The crash will be investigated by the Force’s Professional Standards Department, which is routine in this situation.

A road closure was put in place on Black Fan Road and on Ridgeway at the junction with Heronswood Road.

The scene of the crash in Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Chris CaleyThe scene of the crash in Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Chris Caley

A Herts County Council spokeswoman said one fire crew from Welwyn Garden City and another from Hertford attended the scene of the two-vehicle crash.

Two sets of cutting equipment were used to free one person who was trapped.

Another person received first aid at the scene.

Emergency services are dealing with a crash in Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City. 
Picture: SuppliedEmergency services are dealing with a crash in Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied

•Anyone who witnessed the incident or the events leading up to it, should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 223 of January 24.


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