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Investigation launched after road smash between Cumbria police vehicle and car

AN investigation has been launched after a road smash between a VW Golf and a Cumbria police vehicle as it responded to an emergency call.

It happened between Outrigg, St Bees and Grove Road, Egremont at around 6pm on Monday.

The police vehicle was driven by a 28-year-old male who suffered minor injuries and was taken to Whitehaven Hospital.

The black Volkswagen was driven by a woman aged 28 who sustained serious injuries and was taken by land ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary. She is described as being in a stable condition.

Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit attended the scene, and are investigating the full circumstances surrounding the smash.

This incident has been referred to the Constabulary’s Professional Standard Department and also the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Investigating officers would like to appeal for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who may have seen anything prior to the crash to contact Sergeant Claire Sampson at the Operational Support Unit on 101.

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