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Two women killed in crash involving police car

Investigation launched following collision in Calcot

John Herring

John Herring

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TWO women have died in a collision involving a police car in Calcot. 

The crash, between the police vehicle and another car, occurred at the Mill Lane junction with the A4 at 3.50pm yesterday (Tuesday)

The driver and passenger of the car were killed in the crash and their next of kin have been informed.

The crash has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which has begun an investigation. 

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the scene and the road was closed for about six hours.

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  • Justin S

    24/01/2018 - 15:03

    Amazing how people jump to conclusions already. The old ladies in their 80's would have definitely had their headphones on rapping away to something. RIP in this tragic accident.

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  • paulGT11

    24/01/2018 - 12:12

    Part of the problem is that driver's these days are often wearing headphones for their MP3 player or phone. Whilst it is currently no illegal to do so, it seriously impairs your hearing. It should be made illegal to wear headphones in both ears. a bluetooth pod in one ear is probably okay to answer a handsfree phone, but hearing is so important when driving in urban areas, that headphones should be banned.

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  • Louise

    Louise

    24/01/2018 - 11:11

    I wonder how often people can't hear emergency vehicle's sirens because their in car entertainment is so loud, as you often hear when they drive by. Perhaps police cars need Bull Horns fitted as Fire engines have fitted?

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