Force supporting family and colleagues after officer suffers life-threatening injuries
A police officer is in a life-threatening condition after the marked police vehicle they were driving was involved in a collision.
The single vehicle collision took place at around 1.30am on Tuesday (January 29) on the A38 Bristol Road in Rooksbridge (Axbridge).
The officer was trapped in the vehicle and had to be freed by the Fire and Rescue Service.
An air ambulance was also in attendance and the officer was taken to hospital.
Two police dogs, which were also in the vehicle at the time of the collision, were also taken straight to a veterinary hospital. They were checked and found not to have suffered any injuries.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary said the force was called at 1.34am to reports of a one vehicle road traffic collision involving an officer in a marked police vehicle.
Caroline Peters, Head of Tri-Force Specialist Operations, said: “Our thoughts are with our officer and his family and we’re supporting them and our colleagues through this difficult time.”
The A38 Bristol Road was closed between Tarnock Garage and Chapel Road but has now been reopened.