Special Constable Seriously Injured After Being Struck By A Vehicle

A police officer has been seriously injured following a collision in Sandwell (West Midlands Police) on Friday evening (8th November). 

The volunteer police officer was dealing with a separate collision on the Wolverhampton Road in Oldbury just after 22:30 hours.

The officer was with a colleague when he was struck by a passing car. 

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police confirmed that the 52-year-old officer sustained multiple fractures to his leg and underwent emergency surgery yesterday (Saturday) 

A 59-year-old female was arrested at the scene by other officers of suspicion of dangerous driving. 

She has since been released under investigation while officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision. 

Force incident manager Inspector Tony Cole said: 

“Once again, we have seen one of our police family injured in the line of duty, and in this instance one of our special constables, who give their time voluntarily to help protect the public.

“Our thoughts are with him, and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision and who can assist the investigation is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8 am and midnight or call 101 anytime quoting log 2788 of 8/11.

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