Three police officers hurt after crash in front of SAS headquarters

SOS at SAS HQ: Three police officers are injured when patrol car flips onto its roof in crash with another vehicle just yards from front gate of elite Who Dares Wins regiment

  • Shocking pictures show the aftermath of the crash that left three people injured 
  • West Mercia officers were responding to urgent incident on A480 in Credenhill
  • The patrol car collided with another vehicle and was flipped onto its roof
  • Crash has been referred to the force’s professional standards department 

A trio of police officers were hurt when their patrol car flipped onto its roof after crashing just yards from the headquarters of the SAS.

Pictures show the aftermath of the collision on the A480 in Credenhill which left three people injured.

The West Mercia officers had switched their lights and sirens on and were responding to an ‘urgent incident’ before the crash.

Both cars were travelling outside the Credenhill barracks in Hereford, which is home to the 22 Special Air Service (SAS) regiment.

One shocked eyewitness described the crash, and said it was ‘amazing’ that no-one was seriously injured.

Three West Mercia police officers were injured after their patrol car (pictured) flipped onto its roof after a crash on the A480 in Credenhill

Kitchen fitter Luke Payne, 29, was travelling home when he spotted the wrecked vehicle.

He said: ‘The car looked pretty totalled to be honest. It obviously had a right smash.

‘Because it was about 200 metres from the SAS entrance, I thought it might have something to do with them or a training exercise but it could be a coincidence.

‘It’s amazing anyone got out of the car alive.’ 

Paramedics treated three people for minor injuries, and one was taken to hospital as the road was closed for two hours.

Credenhill is the home of the SAS, with the crash happening just yards from the headquarters of the elite ‘Who Dares Wins’ regiment

The crash comes just days after ambulance worker Jeremy Daw, 66, was killed when a stone smashed through his windscreen in Herefordshire.  

Despite the efforts of colleagues, the grandfather, who had only returned to the West Midlands Ambulance Service in January to join the battle against the pandemic, died at the scene on the A49.

Commenting on yesterday’s incident, a West Mercia Police spokesperson said: ‘At just after 6pm the police car was involved in a collision with a car driven by a member of the public.

‘The occupants inside the vehicle were uninjured, but officers received minor injuries.

‘The incident has been referred to the Professional Standards Department at West Mercia Police as is normal practice when police are involved in a collision such as this.’

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