‘Fatigued’ driver crashes into police car on A11

PUBLISHED: 10:06 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:34 08 January 2018

Norfolk Constabulary said a 'fatigued' driver crashed into a police car on the A11. Pic: N&S Roads Policing.

Norfolk Constabulary said a 'fatigued' driver crashed into a police car on the A11. Pic: N&S Roads Policing.

N&S Roads Policing

A ‘fatigued’ driver crashed into a police car which was helping with the recovery of a vehicle on the A11.

The collision took place on the southbound carriageway at Elveden at 4.30pm when the marked police vehicle, which had its blue lights on, was helping with the recovery of a vehicle involved in an earlier collision.

The driver who hit the police car then drove off but the vehicle was later stopped by other officers at Red Lodge.

The police car had minor damage but no-one was injured as the officer was out of the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Police said during an interview with the driver, he told officers he was feeling fatigued after a long weekend and didn’t see the police vehicle until it was too late. He said he panicked and drove off.

The driver has been reported for consideration of offences including careless driving.

More news stories

41 minutes ago

A lorry driver had a lucky escape last night when his truck left the road and entered a ditch on the A142 south of Ely.

Yesterday, 10:35

Today’s meeting of the general purposes committee of Cambridgeshire County Council is preparing the coming year’s budget. The Tory controlled council will approve a rise of 2.9 per cent. Here the leader explains why.

Yesterday, 17:08

Firefighters from Ely, Wisbech, Whittlesey and March were awarded for their innovation, leadership and exemplary service at the annual Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) Excellence Awards.

Yesterday, 15:24

Nursing staff who lobbied MP Steve Barclay, a newly appointed health minister, revealed 425 signed postcards have been delivered to his constituency office from those opposed to the pay cap on wages.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter