Emergency call accident

A police officer was taken to hospital with whiplash injuries at the weekend after her patrol car went out of control on a country road and crashed into a field.

A police officer was taken to hospital with whiplash injuries at the weekend after her patrol car went out of control on a country road and crashed into a field.

Norfolk Police launched an investigation following the accident, which happened at about 1pm on Saturday on the outskirts of East Harling, near Thetford.

The female PC driver and male PC passenger were answering an emergency call in the Attleborough area when their Ford Mondeo car left the road near to a sharp S-bend at The Street and flipped into a field near to the B1111 junction, shortly after passing through Bridgham.

The driver, who has not been named, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital as a precaution and the passenger was uninjured. The marked police car suffered serious damage to its front side.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said it was too early to establish the cause of the crash and investigations were ongoing.

"It was on the outskirts of East Harling and it left the road. The police vehicle was the only vehicle involved in the accident and was on a 999 shout at the time. One of the officers was taken to the N&N for a check-up and has no serious injuries," he said.

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