Police car crash leaves 4 casualties as officer suffers life-changing injuries

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A police car has smashed into another vehicle, causing four casualties and leaving the driver with potentially life-changing injuries.

The crash took place shortly before 1.30pm today, October 20, on Edmund Street in Southwark, south-east London.

One officer is in hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Two others were discharged with minor injuries, while the driver remains in hospital.

The driver of the other vehicle, a man aged in his 20s, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Another officer sustained minor injuries during the arrest.

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The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "Another man who was also in the vehicle is believed to have fled the scene. Enquiries to locate him are ongoing.

"A number of roads remain closed while emergency services, including London Ambulance Service and the air ambulance, attend.

"The Met’s Department of Professional Standards have been informed as is routine.

"Detectives from Central South CID are investigating, supported by colleagues from the Roads and Transport Policing Command.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 ref CAD 3656/20 Oct. Alternatively tweet @MetCC, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

  • London
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