Independent crash probe

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Police chiefs in South Yorkshire have referred an incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission after a pensioner was run over by an officer responding to an emergency 999 call.

Bosses have informed the IPCC of the incident as a matter of course, and are waiting to hear whether an investigation will be launched.

The 71-year-old woman ,from Monk Bretton, Barnsley, was crossing the A628 West Way at its junction with New Street when she was hit by the police car.

It was on its way to a report of a suicidal man.

The pensioner suffered a broken collarbone in the collision and was taken to Bransley District General Hospital, where she was detained.

Police said the male officer driving the car at the time is still at work.