A POLICE car has been involved in a serious road traffic accident at the junction of Hillside Road and Sandon Road in Hillside, Southport. The accident happened at about 10:30am this morning (Tuesday 17th April 2012).
Eyewitness reports suggest that the Hyundai i30 car was travelling on the wrong side of Waterloo Road, heading towards Southport town centre with its emergency lights on just before the accident happened.
It crossed a zebra crossing then allegedly hit the kerb before crashing into a parked BMW.
The impact forced the parked BMW to hit the rear of another parked car.
An investigation is underway into the cause of the accident.
There were no serious injuries involved.
UPDATE POLICE STATEMENT 2:00pm
POLICE VEHICLE COLLISION - HILLSIDE ROAD, BIRKDALE
Merseyside Police can confirm that a police car has been involved in a road traffic collision in the Southport area this morning (Tuesday, April 17).
The marked patrol car was responding to a grade one 999 call in the Birkdale area when it collided with a grey BMW, which was parked in Hillside Road.
The collision then caused the BMW to collide with two other cars - a blue VW Polo and a silver Toyota - which were also parked.
The two officers (a male PC and a female PC) in the police car suffered minor whiplash injuries and were taken to hospital in Southport as a precaution before being discharged.
No-one else was injured during the incident and an investigation into the cause of the collision, which happened at 10.15am, is now underway.
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