Police car heavily damaged in Northampton town centre crash

The police car involved in the collision was heavily damaged.

The police car involved in the collision was heavily damaged.

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A man had to be cut out of his car and taken to hospital after colliding with a police car in Northampton last night.

Police, fire and ambulance services were called to Wellingborough Road at about 11.20pm last night, after the crash just outside the Costcutter store near to the town centre.

The scene at Wellingborough Road last night.

The scene at Wellingborough Road last night.

The road was closed for about three hours while the driver of a red Toyota Auris had to be cut out of his car.

A spokeswoman from the East Midlands Ambulance Service said two cars were involved in the collision, one of which was a Northamptonshire Police vehicle.

The driver of the Hyundai was taken to Northampton General Hospital as a precaution, although no other people received treatment.

The spokeswoman said: "At the time of diagnosis, the injuries did not appear to be serious."

The scene at Wellingborough Road last night.

The scene at Wellingborough Road last night.

A Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman, said: "A police officer responding to an emergency call was in collision with a car on Wellingborough Road, Northampton, near the junction with Edith Street, at about 11.15pm last night, Tuesday, 15 March.

"The police officer was not injured in the collision, but the driver of the other car was taken to hospital with minor injuries, having been cut from their car by the fire service.

"Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision. Witnesses or anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555."

The scene at Wellingborough Road last night.

The scene at Wellingborough Road last night.