Two police vehicles crashed south of York last night (Sunday) – and one officer was injured.
It happened at about 9.20pm on the B1222 Bishopdyke Road near Sherburn in Elmet.
A police car and van crashed as they were responding to the same incident. Reports suggest they were attempting to stop a car meet.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “A police officer, who was in one of the vehicles, was injured and is currently receiving treatment in hospital for his injuries.
“Two other officers, who were also in the two vehicles, did not require hospital treatment.”
Two Selby fire crews cut free the driver of the police van from the wreckage.
He suffered head injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.
Walking wounded were treated by paramedics at the scene.
Police closed the road between Biggin crossroads and Fenton Lane/Aviation Road for about seven hours dealing with the incident.
North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information to assist their investigation.
Anyone who saw the events surrounding the collision is asked to contact police with any information, including any dash-cam or mobile phone footage.
Sergeant Adam Elliott said:
We’re aware that a number of people were in the area around the time of the collision and captured footage on their mobile phones and we would ask those people to come forward with that footage and any other information that they may have.
There are also reports of a car being rammed by a van and its driver being attacked with a machete. The police hasn’t commented on this yet.
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