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Police officers cut free after crash

Two Police officers were cut free from their patrol car yesterday afternoon following a reported head-on crash with a water truck.

Two Police officers were cut free from their patrol car yesterday afternoon following a reported head-on crash with a water truck.According to an eyewitness, the Police car was speeding west along Kindley Field Road when it collided head-on with an Island Water Company Truck.The accident, which took place about 4 p.m., caused traffic jams along the Causeway for at least an hour.Two officers -- a male and a female -- were cut free by fire crews and taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for cuts and abrasions. A Police spokesman said the injuries were not life-threatening.There was no information last night about the condition of the truck driver.One eye-witness said the Police car was travelling at an "extremely high speed'' when it collided with the truck, which was travelling in the opposite direction.The crash caused traffic to back up some distance, at one point as far as the Bermuda Perfumery, on North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish.The eye-witness said the Police car had been travelling with its light on but no siren.He said it had been overtaking cars but had not managed to pull in enough to avoid the water truck.A Police spokesman said: "Two officers were trapped inside the vehicle and the fire brigade came and cut them free."They suffered cuts and abrasions although the injuries were not life-threatening."Traffic was blocked off for at least an hour and the police car was extensively damaged.''

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Published February 09, 2011 at 7:34 am (Updated February 09, 2011 at 7:34 am)

Police officers cut free after crash

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