A Devon pensioner suffered serious personal injury, after she was run-over by an unmarked police van.
The Bourne Local newspaper is reporting that the eighty one year old woman was hit by the Ford Transit less than a hundred yards from an Exeter police station, as she walked along Heavitree Road, one of the city’s main commuter routes.
A spokesperson for the Devon and Cornwall Police Force, confirmed that the collision involved an unmarked police Ford Transit van and an elderly female pedestrian, who was currently being treated for her injuries at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
It is understood that the driver of the vehicle was not responding to an emergency call and did not suffer any injuries in the accident.
A full investigation into the incident is now being undertaken by the forces internal ‘serious collision unit’ and the matter is to be referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
It was recently reported by the Sheffield Telegraph newspaper, that South Yorkshire Police had paid out almost £750,000 in road traffic accident compensation, to approximately two hundred people, who were injured in collisions with police vehicles over the last three year period.