Police appeal for witness to patrol car smash in Sheffield

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POLICE are appealing to a motorist who may have seen a crash involving a patrol car in Sheffield.

The marked police Ford Focus was in collision with a white Peugeot 106, on Penistone Road, The crash happened on Friday, October 5, just before 11.10am and saw both cars hit the central reservation at the junction of Albert Terrace Road.

The Peugeot driver, a 74-year-old man, suffered severe bruising to his chest and forearms, while his passenger, a 63-year-old Sheffield man, suffered a fracture to his sternum and bruising. The police officer suffered whiplash and back pain.

A police spokeswoman said: “The police vehicle was travelling along Penistone Road away from the city centre when a white Peugeot car that was turning right from Albert Terrace onto Penistone Road, collided with the police car.

“Police are appealing to the driver of a dark-coloured car who stopped at the scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 362 of October 5. It was the second crash in the area involving a marked police car within 30 minutes. Shortly after 10.45am, a 33-year-old biker who was riding on a white Yamaha YZF motorcycle was thrown into the air after he struck a marked police car as it turned out of Neepsend Lane and onto Penistone Road. He suffered a broken collarbone, a fractured finger and concussion. Both matters were referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.