Lucky escape after police car ends up on roof

A police officer has had a lucky escape when their car was involved in a crash and ended up on its roof.

Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 08:10 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 10:52 am
The police car landed on its roof

A Durham Constabulary police car was pictured yesterday following a crash where it has turned onto its roof coming to a stop on the pavement.

A spokesman for the force said: "An officer was responding to an incident last night when their vehicle was involved in a collision.

"The incident happened on Crosslane, Sacriston at around 5.35pm and involved a Nissan Pathfinder.

"The officer received minor injuries whilst the occupants of the Nissan received no injuries."

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The road was closed for around two hours whilst recovery of the vehicles took place.

A dog walker, who posted the picture online, said a police officer told her no one was seriously injured in the collision and escaped with 'cuts and bruises'.