Five police officers hurt in 3.20am smash with taxi driver in Kent

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Westgate Road and Home Gardens, Dartford (Google)
Westgate Road and Home Gardens, Dartford (Google)

Five police officers are injured in hospital after their car crashed with a taxi in Kent early on Sunday.

Kent Police said the smash involving a patrol vehicle and a Toyota Prius happened shortly before 3.30am in Dartford.

All five officers suffered injuries of various degrees of severity but none are thought to be life-threatening.

The force confirmed no one in the taxi suffered any serious injuries and investigators are now appealing for witnesses to the crash.

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The A226 Home Gardens and Westgate Road were closed for at least three hours.

All roads have now reopened following the enquiries.

Kent Police said: “The incident, which involved a Kent Police patrol car and a white Toyoya Prius taxi, happened in Home Gardens at around 3.20am on September 12.

“Enquiries are being carried out by officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, who would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has dashcam or CCTV footage.

“Please call the team on 01622 798538 quoting reference DS/94/21 or email sciu.td@kent.police.uk.”

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