Police officer fighting for life after serious collision

Accident blocked the road in both directions

Accident blocked the road in both directions - Credit: Archant

A police officer is fighting for their life after a serious collision.

Emergency services were called to the A38 between the East Brent roundabout and Church Lane, Badgworth, just after 1.30am after a marked police car was involved in a one-vehicle road traffic collision.

The officer, who has not been named, had to be freed by fire services and was taken to hospital by the air ambulance.

Two police dogs who were also in the vehicle at the time of the collision were taken straight to a veterinary hospital.

They were checked and had not suffered any injuries.

Caroline Peters, Head of Tri-Force Specialist Operations, said: “Our thoughts are with our officer and his family and we’re supporting them and our colleagues through this difficult time.”

Bristol Road was closed from the Mendip Road junction to Kingsway, Tarnock, but has now been reopened.