Police car crashed on Malpas Road, Newport

A POLICE car crashed on Malpas Road in Newport this morning.

The officers’ BMW X5 vehicle collided with a BMW car near the junction with Whittle Drive at around 7:35am before hitting a tree on the central reservation.

The police officer and the driver of the other vehicle have been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, though their injuries are not thought to be serious.

The southbound side of Malpas Road was closed while investigators examined the scene and vehicle recovery took place, but has now been reopened.

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1:37am Wed 6 Feb 13

gathin says...

I have seen young, conditioned coppers driving too fast and recklessly on more than one occasion. They seem to think that dressing up as paramilitaries gives them superpowers or something.
Not surprised that one of them have piled in whilst driving a publically-funded X5 with a special paintwork as an added extra.
This has probably cost us £100k.
Should put them all in 1.3 Escorts or back on push bikes!
I have seen young, conditioned coppers driving too fast and recklessly on more than one occasion. They seem to think that dressing up as paramilitaries gives them superpowers or something. Not surprised that one of them have piled in whilst driving a publically-funded X5 with a special paintwork as an added extra. This has probably cost us £100k. Should put them all in 1.3 Escorts or back on push bikes! gathin
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1:54am Wed 6 Feb 13

njskiff says...

One went through a red light the other week I saw, by Pill in front of the police station funny enough but driving away from it. It was late but they had no sirens or lights going. Maybe it was this chap?
One went through a red light the other week I saw, by Pill in front of the police station funny enough but driving away from it. It was late but they had no sirens or lights going. Maybe it was this chap? njskiff
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2:54am Wed 6 Feb 13

gathin says...

I don't think it was this "chap"(singular) as it's most of them. With all their steroids and attitude they perceive themselves to be above the law they're supposed to uphold.
I don't think it was this "chap"(singular) as it's most of them. With all their steroids and attitude they perceive themselves to be above the law they're supposed to uphold. gathin
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4:37pm Wed 6 Feb 13

The Red Claw says...

It has recently been reported that last year alone police in the UK admitted causing 3,357 crashes. These are police supplied figures so therefore the actual number is likely to be far higher. Note that this is not the total number of actual crashes that cops were involved in, but are merely those cases where they got around to actually admitting liability.
Amongst recorded causes were police drivers failing to stop at junctions, carrying out U turns without looking, failing to use mirrors and taking bends too quickly. You have to add to this the fact that some police seem to think that putting on a blue light creates some form of ‘Star Trek’ force field around them. They find out far too late, usually to the cost of an innocent party, that this isn't the case at all, and that they should still take extreme care.
At least we can be thankful that on this occasion at least, no one appears to have been seriously hurt.
I wish both drivers and anyone else involved a speedy (excuse the pun) recovery.
It has recently been reported that last year alone police in the UK admitted causing 3,357 crashes. These are police supplied figures so therefore the actual number is likely to be far higher. Note that this is not the total number of actual crashes that cops were involved in, but are merely those cases where they got around to actually admitting liability. Amongst recorded causes were police drivers failing to stop at junctions, carrying out U turns without looking, failing to use mirrors and taking bends too quickly. You have to add to this the fact that some police seem to think that putting on a blue light creates some form of ‘Star Trek’ force field around them. They find out far too late, usually to the cost of an innocent party, that this isn't the case at all, and that they should still take extreme care. At least we can be thankful that on this occasion at least, no one appears to have been seriously hurt. I wish both drivers and anyone else involved a speedy (excuse the pun) recovery. The Red Claw
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