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Three police officers hurt across North Yorkshire


12:08pm 9th December 2011

Three North Yorkshire police officers were injured in car crashes yesterday.

Two panda cars were involved in one smash on Rawcliffe Lane near York.

Officers were chasing a suspected stolen car when they crashed in to another vehicle.

One officer suffered a head injury, another got whiplash.

Both were taken to York district hospital for treatment.

The driver of the suspected stolen vehicle was arrested.

Elsewhere, a single car crash on the A59 between York and Harrogate resulted in multiple car damage and an injury to a policeman.

As the officer dealt with the first crash a Lexus hit his police car, another vehicle, a telegraph poll and the officer.

The copper was taken to hospital with leg and foot injuries.

As the emergency services were dealing with that, a lorry tried to turn round and got stuck in a ditch.

The Lexus driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

North Yorkshire Police Statement:

Two North Yorkshire Police vehicles were involved in a collision on Rawcliffe Lane, York, at around 6.05pm on Wednesday 7 December 2011.

Officers had been pursuing a suspected stolen vehicle when the collision occurred.

One officer suffered a head injury and another officer suffered whiplash in the collision. They were both taken to York District Hospital for treatment and later discharged.

A 28-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a car. He remains in police custody as enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 0845 60 60 24 7. Select option 2 and quote reference number NYP-07122011-0344.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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