A police officer has had a lucky escape when their car was involved in a crash and ended up 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."
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'.