In a rather unfortunate accident, a police car has ended up crashing into a villages war memorial after it hit another vehicle according to an article published on the BBC’s website.
Thankfully, no-one was seriously injured in the incident that happened at around 1310 hours on Ixworth Road, Norton, Suffolk.
It is reported that the driver of a mini that was involved suffered a minor wrist injury whilst the officers in the police vehicle sustained only minor bruising.
Norton Parish Council chairman Andy Burt told reporters from the BBC that he heard sirens before he saw the police car “ramping up the war memorial after hearing an enormous screeching sound”.
Mr Burt, 35, said the memorial was “probably the most prominent point” in the village and was “probably even more prominent now because it’s got a police car sat on top of it”.
It was only last year, that the parish council decided to spend just over £2,000 restoring the memorial ready for the celebrations which marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.
“We weren’t expecting to adorn it with a police response vehicle,” Mr Burt said.
He told the BBC that it now needed “significant repair work” but they would “do everything we can to get it restored in time” for the anniversary in November.
BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Stephanie Mackentyre said: “The police car was quite badly damaged.
“One of its wheels had come off. There was a small car to our left. There was an ambulance on scene. We couldn’t see if anyone was injured.”
Police said minor damage was also caused to a stationary Audi A6 and an investigation into the cause of the crash was under way.
Ordinarily in this sort of incident (where a police car is involved in an accident where there aren’t any serious injuries) then, depending on whose fault it was, the driver of any police vehicles involved in such incidents could be expected to buy cakes for his/her team.
The ‘Cake Fines Act 2018’ makes specific references to these sort of incidents because, rare as they are, they clearly do happen.
And of course, we do not know the circumstances of the accident in relation to whose fault it was – but cakes fines tend to be issued without any due regard to a thorough investigation anyway!
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