Police car on Southampton emergency call crashes with Mercedes

A POLICE car responding to an emergency call was involved in a crash with a Mercedes car at a Southampton junction. The collision took place at the junction of Millbrook Road West and Regents Park Road shortly after 2pm on Saturday, January 23. Hampshire Constabulary said the Ford Focus police are had its blue lights on and was responding to an emergency call at the time of the incident.

Two people, the passengers in both cars, were taken to hospital as a precaution. A member of the public who did not wish to be named, said the police car had travelled through a red light at the junction “at speed”. Meanwhile, Regents Park Road resident Richard Cook reported hearing “a loud bang”.

He said: “I looked out if the window and saw a police car had crashed into another car. “The police vehicle was the more severely damaged, I don’t know if it’ll be a write-off. “The police vehicle had its sirens on beforehand.”

Millbrook Road West (Inbound) at the crossroads with Regents Park Road.

RTI blocking the main carriageway. All inbound traffic is being diverted up Regents Park Road. Please seek alternative route(s) if possible.

— Southampton Travel (@scchighways) January 23, 2021

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said: “This happened at 2.10pm at the junction of Millbrook Road West and Regents Park Road in Southampton.

“It was a collision between a Ford Focus police car and a grey AMG. The police car had its blue lights on and was answering an emergency call at the time. “Two people – the passengers in both cars – were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure to be checked over.

It is not thought they sustained any lasting injuries. “We are now investigation the circumstances that led to the collision. A”nyone who witnessed the crash and hasn’t already spoken to police is asked to call 101 quoting the reference number 44210026479.”

Millbrook Road West has now re-opened. 

Millbrook Road West inbound has just opened after an earlier RTI.

— Southampton Travel (@scchighways) January 23, 2021

The Daily Echo has contacted Hampshire Constabulary for comment.