Man dies after collision with police car responding to emergency - The Evesham Observer

Man dies after collision with police car responding to emergency

Evesham Editorial 29th Jan, 2022   0

A MAN has died following a collision with a police car responding to an emergency incident in Evesham.

The collision happened at the junction with Badsey Lane and Elm Road at about 8.30pm on Thursday (January 27) and involved a grey Audi, driven by a member of the public.

The ambulance service were called to the scene but the driver of the Audi, a man in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and passenger of the police vehicle suffered minor injuries. The police vehicle had been responding to an unrelated emergency incident and was travelling on blue lights.




The force’s Professional Standards Department have been alerted, as is standard practice and the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

ACC Rachel Jones, of West Mercia Police said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this difficult time and ask that their privacy is respected. I would also like to reassure the public that we have referred the incident to the IOPC.”


Officers are asking anyone who may have any information or dash-cam footage of this incident to report it online via  www.westmerciapolice.uk/tua/tell-us-about/ quoting reference number 528i of Thursday 27 January or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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