Two police officers and an elderly woman were injured in a road traffic accident recently when the woman’s Toyota Yaris collided with the police vehicle on the Island of Wight.
The RTA, which saw the officers sustaining whiplash injury in the incident and saw the woman suffering from a fractured clavicle. The injuries were all described as ‘minor’ by the police, but the extent of the neck injuries suffered by both officers is yet to be determined – much as the cause of the accident is currently under investigation.
Both vehicles have been described as quite badly damaged and will most likely have to be written off. Thankfully no serious or life-threatening injuries occurred, but there may be a flurry of personal injury claims made by both the police officers and the 80 year old woman in the future, depending on which of the drivers actually caused the incident.
Normally the police are called whenever there’s been a car accident, but it’s not so normal to have them be involved in one, no matter what you might see at the cinema. This definitely complicates things in regards to how the personal injury compensation portion of the accident claim is going to be resolved, as the local police may end up having to pay for the injuries sustained by the elderly woman if the driver of the police vehicle is found to be responsible for the accident.
It’s still too early to see how this one goes. Instead we’ve just got to keep our eyes and ears open to see how things develop over the next few weeks and months, but whatever happens, someone’s going to have to pay out.