Police officer is seriously injured after being mowed down outside pub by suspected drink driver


Police officer is among three seriously injured after being mowed down outside pub by suspected drink driver

  • An on-duty police officer was left seriously injured by suspected drink driver
  • Officer was one of 3 pedestrians mowed down in Wakefield on Saturday night
  • Police said a Renault Megane crashed into a stationery police van at 1.24am 
  • Woman, 24, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath

An on-duty police officer has been left seriously injured by a suspected drink driver. 

The officer was one of three pedestrians who were mowed down by the driver in West Yorkshire on Saturday night. 

Police said a Renault Megane crashed into a stationery police van at 1.24am outside the Black Horse pub in Westgate, Wakefield. 

A serving male police officer and two others were taken to hospital in a serious condition. It is believed the officer has suffered serious leg injuries while the driver escaped with minor injuries. 

An on-duty police officer was one of three pedestrians who were mowed down by the driver in West Yorkshire on Saturday night, when a Renault Megane driven by a suspected drink driver crashed into a stationery police van at 1.24am in Westgate, Wakefield

A 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath.   

West Yorkshire Police said in a statement: ‘Westgate from Mulberry Way to Ings Road remains closed at this time and is likely to remain closed for a considerable time as enquires remain ongoing.

‘Because a police vehicle was involved in the incident it has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct. 

‘Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call police on 101 quoting log 147 of today (Sunday 11 July).’    

A 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath

A 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath

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