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Police car crashes with taxi in St George’s

An investigation was launched after an unmarked police car crashed with a taxi in St George's on Thursday night.

The incident happened at Stone Crusher Corner, on Kindley Field Road, when the police car was being driven west, and the taxi was going in the opposite direction, at about 10pm.

None of the individuals involved — a police constable, the taxi driver and a taxi passenger, who was a local resident — were hurt.

Both vehicles were damaged and impounded pending further inquiries.

The Royal Gazette asked yesterday about the nature of work being carried out by the police officer at the time of the incident and whether the car was being used in response to a call.

A police spokesman replied: “Inquiries continue regarding the specific circumstances of this collision.”

The East End crash came a day after the BPS confirmed it was reviewing its driver training schemes following a number of other incidents.

A 36-year-old American tourist had been a pedestrian on Burnaby Street when she was injured in a crash with a police motorbike on Monday.

The BPS funded her $19,000 medivac to the US for treatment, which Stephen Corbishley, the Commissioner of Police, said was based on “humanitarian grounds in light of her insurance position and urgent medical need, irrespective of the full circumstances of the collision not yet being established”.

Antoine Seaman, 21, from Southampton, was killed when his motorbike collided with a police car on Somerset Road, Sandys, at about 2am on April 15.

A 29-year-old Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier was injured when her motorcycle crashed with a police car at the junction of King Street and Reid Street in Hamilton at about 12.20am on May 12.

The police spokesman said this week: “The frequency of recent police involved collisions has caused the BPS to review our driver training regime.

“While such incidents overall are uncommon, we recognise the impact this has on the community and seek to ensure police drivers have the requisite skills to adequately meet the driving challenges the job of policing carries.”

Witnesses to the St George's incident should call Sergeant Glynn Kellman on 717-2204 or on e-mail gkellman@bps.bm

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Published June 22, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated June 22, 2019 at 9:00 am)

Police car crashes with taxi in St George’s

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