UPDATE: Investigation launched after police car collides with bungalow in Lowestoft
09:07 20 July 2012
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A POLICE officer has been treated for shock after her vehicle was in collision with a bungalow in Lowestoft yesterday morning (Friday).
The female officer was responding to a 999 call in a marked police car when it collided with the property in Normanston Drive just before 5am.
The woman was the only occupant in the marked car, and a police spokesman said she was “physically unhurt” but was taken to the James Paget University Hospital, in Gorleston, due to shock.
No other vehicles were involved in the collision.
The bungalow was empty, but the occupant is aware of the collision. A structural engineer has assessed the damage, police added.
Speaking about the incident last night, a police spokesman said: “We have got an investigation ongoing into what happened.”
The spokesman added a structural engineer was due to assess the damage.
“It has sustained structural damage which obviously our team are looking at the circumstances of and structural engineers have to look at as well,” the spokesman said.
“We are in contact with the owner and our risk team has spoken to them.”