HGV driver arrested after officer left in critical condition

A police officer has been seriously injured after the vehicle he was in was involved in a collision with a heavy goods vehicle. 

Mar 8, 2019
By Website Editor

Thames Valley Police is continuing to support the families and colleagues of two officers who were injured in the collision on the A4 at Hungerford at just before midnight on February 27. 

One of the officers sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition. 

The other officer sustained minor injuries and was also taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged. 

The driver of the heavy goods vehicle was not injured. 

Thames Valley Police said the officers were on duty travelling along the Bath Road near Hungerford in a police vehicle when it was involved in the collision with a heavy goods vehicle. 

“An investigation into the incident is taking place, and the driver of the heavy goods vehicle, a 33-year-old man from Wolverhampton, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.” 

He was later released under investigation. 

Superintendent Jim Weems, local police area commander for West Berkshire, added: “Our thoughts are with these two officers, their families and their colleagues. 

“They are receiving support at this difficult time. 

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