Police investigation after person is injured in police car crash in Avonmouth

A car passenger was taken to hospital
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An investigation has been launched after a man was injured in a crash involving a police car on Saturday night (July 30).

The incident, which happened in Poplar Way in Avonmouth’s industrial estate, has also been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) which may also investigate after an assessment.

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The crash involved a police car and a Volkswagen Sirocco, and took place at 11.35pm.

A passenger in the Volkswagen was injured and taken to hospital. They have since been discharged following treatment.

Two police officers also attended hospital as a precaution.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: “We are in the process of making a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct due to police involvement in the collision.

“Any witnesses or other motorists with dashcam footage are asked to call 101 and give reference number 5222182320.”

An IOPC spokesperson said: “When we receive the referral it will be assessed to decide whether the IOPC needs to be involved in any investigation.”

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