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Police car collision

PUBLISHED: 14:07 04 March 2009 | UPDATED: 15:42 16 August 2010

TWO police officers and a teenage girl were taken to hospital after their cars crashed during an emergency call. The incident happened at around

TWO police officers and a teenage girl were taken to hospital after their cars crashed during an emergency call.

The incident happened at around 9.30pm last Saturday (February 28) as the police, in an unmarked car, were responding to a call about a teenager's party which was out of control in Beckenham, with some 300 guests.

The police car, a Vauxhall Safira, had its siren and blue lights on when it hit a Ford Ka, being driven by the 18-year-old girl at the junction of Croydon Road and Whitmore Road in Beckenham.

She was taken to the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough suffering from shock but was later discharged. Two passengers did not need to go to hospital.

The two police officers, a man and a woman, were taken by ambulance to University Hospital, Lewisham suffering bruising and neck injuries, but have since been discharged.

Croydon Road, Whitmore Road and Yew Tree Road were closed until 1.15am.

The police were travelling to a party in Westfield Road, Beckenham where a large group of teenagers were reported to be urinating in the street, jumping up and down on cars and lying in the road in front of cars.

Two youths were arrested at the scene, an 18-year-old was given a fixed penalty notice for using language likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Another 18-year-old was arrested for assaulting a police officer and has been bailed to return to Bromley police station March 30.

Anyone who witnessed crash should call 01689 891212 quoting CAD 9994 of 28 February.


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