Crash in Dunedin involving police car

Crash in Dunedin involving police car

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Attributable to Inspector Matenga Gray, Otago Coastal Area Commander:

A Police officer and a member of the public are receiving treatment in hospital after being involved in a crash in Dunedin this morning.

Five vehicles – a Police car, a bus, and three other cars – were involved in the crash at the intersection of York Place and Smith Street just before 8:30am.

Initial information suggests the male officer who was driving the Police car possibly suffered a medical event and the car has collided with the other vehicles.

One woman was trapped by a vehicle and has since been freed. She received moderate to serious injuries and has been taken to hospital.

A baby in her care was also checked at hospital but is understood to have minor injuries. 

Police are investigating to determine the exact circumstances of what happened.

ENDS

Issued by the Police Media Centre