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Two women killed in collision involving police car

Investigation launched following crash in Calcot that killed women in their 80s

John Herring

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TWO elderly women have been killed in a crash involving a police vehicle in Calcot. 

The women, aged 88 and 87, were killed when their car was involved in a collision with an unmarked police dog vehicle on the A4 close to the Mill Lane junction at 3.50pm on Tuesday.

Both women are from the Slough area.

Their next of kin have been informed.

Thames Valley Police has referred the collision to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which has begun an investigation. 

An IOPC spokesperson said: “We are independently investigating the circumstances of a fatal road traffic incident in Calcot, Reading yesterday.

"Two women sadly died following the collision which involved a car and a Thames Valley Police vehicle in Bath Road.

"The investigation follows a mandatory referral from Thames Valley Police and IOPC investigators have been deployed to the scene and post incident procedures.”

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

Information from the IOPC said it believed that the women's car had turned out of the Calcot Park Golf Course onto the A4 when the crash occurred. 

The police vehicle was responding to an emergency call and had its blue lights on, however, the IOPC said it was collecting information as to whether the vehicle's sirens were on. 

It is also collecting CCTV footage and wants any witnesses to contact them. 

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  • Capvermell

    26/01/2018 - 00:12

    Contrary to the misinformation being actively distributed by the Police press office these two elderly women were actually from homes in Farnham Royal, which is actually in a completely different County (Buckinghamshire) from Slough (which is either in the Unitary Council Authority of Slough or in Berkshire depending on your point of view). I believe the families of these dear ladies would also be very upset indeed by any news coverage claiming that they were residents from the Slough area. The tragic outcome of the accident and photos of the damaged vehicles on one website seem to suggest the unmarked police car crashed head on (where its occupants are most protected by airbags and crash zone structural protection) in to the front offside of the vehicle the two ladies were travelling in where they have been offered very little protection either by the body structure or any air bag protection. Hopefully the Police car video recording (if it isn't lost or deleted!) will tell us more.

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