Police Car in collision in Lewisham High Street

BBC reports:

Two police officers and a member of the public were hurt when a car answering an emergency call collided with another vehicle in south east London.

The Metropolitan Police said the accident happened in High Street, Lewisham, just after 1000 GMT.

All three people were taken to hospital following the crash but the extent of their injuries is not yet known.

The marked police car is believed to have had its lights and sirens on when it collided with the Vauxhall Zafira.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “The circumstances of the collision are being investigated by traffic officers.”

Lewisham traffic was seriously disrupted today when following this accident at Lewisham High Street at the junction with Courthill and Whitburn Road the junction was cordoned off for hours (this video was taken almost three hours after the accident), effectively cutting the flow of cars and buses in two.

This time it was a police car in emergency to have an accident at this junction.
Police cars often go through red lights and take a risk when in emergency and sometimes the risk ends up like this, so one can say that this could have happened at any other junction.
Still, this is the 21st collision in about three years at this junction (five involving pedestrians).

Best wishes of a quick recovery to those involved.

Click on the Courthill Road tag to read more about this junction.

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2 Responses to “Police Car in collision in Lewisham High Street”

  1. Brian Robson Says:

    Ah, so that’s why all the Rushey Green buses were going up Lee High Road and along Burnt Ash Road today…

  2. Max Says:

    Or put it in another way why a good chunk of Lewisham was without buses altogether.

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