UPDATE: Overturned police car was empty at time of crash

A police car rests on it roof after an RTC on Carlton Road in Barnsley, South Yorkshire Picture Dean Atkins
A police car rests on it roof after an RTC on Carlton Road in Barnsley, South Yorkshire Picture Dean Atkins
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Residents on this Barnsley road were confronted with a bizarre sight this morning.

A police car involved in a crash on Carlton Road ended up flipping over onto its roof coming to an abrupt halt on the pavement.

A police car rests on it roof after an RTC on Carlton Road in Barnsley, South Yorkshire Picture Dean Atkins

A police car rests on it roof after an RTC on Carlton Road in Barnsley, South Yorkshire Picture Dean Atkins

The Star understands nobody was hurt in the incident.

A long stretch of Carlton Road was shut off in both directions as police attended the incident.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman told The Star: “At about 11.20am, it is reported that the car travelled a short distance down Carlton Road before colliding with a telegraph pole and overturning.

“No one was in the car, a Vauxhall Astra, and no one was injured as a result of the incident.

A police car rests on it roof after an RTC on Carlton Road in Barnsley, South Yorkshire Picture Dean Atkins

A police car rests on it roof after an RTC on Carlton Road in Barnsley, South Yorkshire Picture Dean Atkins

“An investigation is now underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A police car rests on it roof after an RTC on Carlton Road in Barnsley, South Yorkshire Picture Dean Atkins

A police car rests on it roof after an RTC on Carlton Road in Barnsley, South Yorkshire Picture Dean Atkins