Police crash on Ombersley Road - West Mercia Police seeks witnesses to build 'clear picture' of what happened

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POLICE are now appealing for witnesses following a crash between one of their marked cars and another car as they seek to build 'a clear picture' of what happened.

A marked police car was responding to a report of a stolen vehicle and collided with another car on Ombersley Road at the junction with Cornmeadow Lane.

The incident, which has previously been reported in the Worcester News, happened at 11.15am on Sunday (May 11) and involved the marked Astra police car and a silver Seat Exeo. Both vehicles ended up damaging a wall and coming to rest in the front garden of a house on the corner of the junction.

The female driver of the Seat had a slight injury and was taken to hospital to be checked, while the police officer was uninjured.

Sergeant Stuart Allen said: “We want to build up a clear picture of what happened and we would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision or saw either of the vehicles being driven in the moments before it happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt Allen on the non emergency number 101 quoting incident number 208s 110514.

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6:29pm Tue 13 May 14

gmoore1207 says...

police are expert witnesses its always the other drivers fault honest sarg he hit me he reversed into me at 40 miles an hr
police are expert witnesses its always the other drivers fault honest sarg he hit me he reversed into me at 40 miles an hr gmoore1207
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11:12pm Tue 13 May 14

Anthony Green says...

All police cars now have crash data recorders. The police know exactly what happened.
All police cars now have crash data recorders. The police know exactly what happened. Anthony Green
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7:49am Wed 14 May 14

MikeA says...

Anthony Green wrote:
All police cars now have crash data recorders. The police know exactly what happened.
Even if fitted with an appropriate EDR, what might this have recorded?
[quote][p][bold]Anthony Green[/bold] wrote: All police cars now have crash data recorders. The police know exactly what happened.[/p][/quote]Even if fitted with an appropriate EDR, what might this have recorded? MikeA
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8:25am Wed 14 May 14

saucerer says...

Even if the police car has a crash data recorder, and the accident was their fault, the police will never admit it and will instead try and mislead people as to why this accident happened or try and brush the whole matter under the carpet. After all, the police are renowned for not telling the truth or covering things up when they've made an error.

The police are arrogant and employ bully-boy tactics, so the truth will never come out unless an independent inquiry is carried out. And talking of inquiries, has this incident been referred to the IPCC?

The fact the police are wanting to "build a clear picture" and seek witnesses suggests to me that they're trying to concoct a story to say this crash wasn't their fault. If it were genuinely someone else's fault, we'd have known about it by now while the driver of the Seat would either be arrested or taken in for questioning. We know deep down that the police are at fault here.
Even if the police car has a crash data recorder, and the accident was their fault, the police will never admit it and will instead try and mislead people as to why this accident happened or try and brush the whole matter under the carpet. After all, the police are renowned for not telling the truth or covering things up when they've made an error. The police are arrogant and employ bully-boy tactics, so the truth will never come out unless an independent inquiry is carried out. And talking of inquiries, has this incident been referred to the IPCC? The fact the police are wanting to "build a clear picture" and seek witnesses suggests to me that they're trying to concoct a story to say this crash wasn't their fault. If it were genuinely someone else's fault, we'd have known about it by now while the driver of the Seat would either be arrested or taken in for questioning. We know deep down that the police are at fault here. saucerer
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10:45am Wed 14 May 14

MikeA says...

saucerer wrote:
Even if the police car has a crash data recorder, and the accident was their fault, the police will never admit it and will instead try and mislead people as to why this accident happened or try and brush the whole matter under the carpet. After all, the police are renowned for not telling the truth or covering things up when they've made an error.

The police are arrogant and employ bully-boy tactics, so the truth will never come out unless an independent inquiry is carried out. And talking of inquiries, has this incident been referred to the IPCC?

The fact the police are wanting to "build a clear picture" and seek witnesses suggests to me that they're trying to concoct a story to say this crash wasn't their fault. If it were genuinely someone else's fault, we'd have known about it by now while the driver of the Seat would either be arrested or taken in for questioning. We know deep down that the police are at fault here.
There are serious and real concerns regarding certain aspects of Policing in this country that even some Chief Constables now accept but your generalisation isn’t helpful.

It is also obvious that little has been done to restore public confidence following the Andrew Mitchell affair ("Plebgate") although the Met are testing body cameras.

The IPCC are the guardians of over-complex processes and actually only become involved in the most serious of incidents. Many now accept that major reform is needed although I personally believe it is unlikely to happen.

I currently have a complaint against West Mercia Police pending in their “backlog”. I suspect that it might well sit in their “backlog” for a very long time as I hold electronic audio evidence substantiating my complaint.

However, regarding this type of incident it would be interesting to know whether or not a member of the public could request via a Freedom of Information request the EDR data following such an incident?

And what information might be available?

There is a slight irony regarding your comment in that Insurance companies take a dim view of people who admit liability.
[quote][p][bold]saucerer[/bold] wrote: Even if the police car has a crash data recorder, and the accident was their fault, the police will never admit it and will instead try and mislead people as to why this accident happened or try and brush the whole matter under the carpet. After all, the police are renowned for not telling the truth or covering things up when they've made an error. The police are arrogant and employ bully-boy tactics, so the truth will never come out unless an independent inquiry is carried out. And talking of inquiries, has this incident been referred to the IPCC? The fact the police are wanting to "build a clear picture" and seek witnesses suggests to me that they're trying to concoct a story to say this crash wasn't their fault. If it were genuinely someone else's fault, we'd have known about it by now while the driver of the Seat would either be arrested or taken in for questioning. We know deep down that the police are at fault here.[/p][/quote]There are serious and real concerns regarding certain aspects of Policing in this country that even some Chief Constables now accept but your generalisation isn’t helpful. It is also obvious that little has been done to restore public confidence following the Andrew Mitchell affair ("Plebgate") although the Met are testing body cameras. The IPCC are the guardians of over-complex processes and actually only become involved in the most serious of incidents. Many now accept that major reform is needed although I personally believe it is unlikely to happen. I currently have a complaint against West Mercia Police pending in their “backlog”. I suspect that it might well sit in their “backlog” for a very long time as I hold electronic audio evidence substantiating my complaint. However, regarding this type of incident it would be interesting to know whether or not a member of the public could request via a Freedom of Information request the EDR data following such an incident? And what information might be available? There is a slight irony regarding your comment in that Insurance companies take a dim view of people who admit liability. MikeA
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