Woman injured in crash with police car


Crash scene: A woman was injured when her car collided with a police car in Nepean Highway, Mornington, Wednesday last week. Pictures: Ben Triandafillou

A POLICE car responding to an “urgent job” last week collided with another car injuring an elderly woman. Both cars sustained significant damage.

The Mornington-based Ford Territory police vehicle was travelling along Nepean Highway at the Bungower Road intersection when it ran into the woman’s car as it turned onto Nepean Highway, noon, Wednesday 19 September.

Acting Senior Sergeant Brett Cooke, of Mornington police, said the patrol car, with “lights flashing and siren sounding”, had slowed as it entered the intersection.

“The middle and right-hand-lane traffic had stopped but the elderly driver, in her 80s, may not have seen the police car as she turned with the green light and it has run into her,” he said.

“She was taken to Frankston Hospital with what we were told were non-life-threatening injuries.”

A Mornington Fire Brigade pumper rushed to the scene and the four-man crew “assisted with the clean-up and made the area safe”, station officer Geoff Barker said.

Frankston SES deputy controller Shane Double said crews used the Jaws of Life to cut the woman free and assist ambulance officers.

No charges were expected to be laid over the collision.

First published in the Mornington News – 25 September 2018


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