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Jeremy Clarkson has been called out for complaining about a road closure caused by a serious car crash they may have led to the death of some of those involved.
The former Top Gear presenter has now been flooded with invitations from police traffic patrol teams to join them in order to understand why roads have to remain closed after collisions that have caused deaths and serious injuries.
Clarkson, 59, had tweeted: “Dear The Police, I know it was a nasty crash in Hammersmith last night but how can it take this long to re-open the road?”
He added: “I’m sure it was terrible. But once the injured are sorted, the number one priority is opening the road. Blame is irrelevant.”
West Midlands Police responded: “We would like to extend an invitation for you to come out on patrol with us for a shift - so you can see, first hand, what we have to deal with.”
Surrey Police wrote: “I believe you have had a number of invitations to join a Roads Policing Team for a shift. Please add our name to the list. When it comes to life changing or fatal collisions there is often a lot more to dealing with them than you think.”
PC James Ireland from Gloucestershire police tweeted: “Would you like to come out on a few shifts? I’m sure we can sort it. Then you can see first hand what happens. And if some poor soul is really unlucky then we can demonstrate exactly why roads are closed for a long time. It’s not for fun I can assure you!”
Kensington and Chelsea Police replied: “Hi Jeremy, we're sorry this may have caused delay to your journey. Due to the serious nature of the collision, our collision investigation team have to carry out a full forensic investigation which can take time. This is so we are able to provide accurate evidence at court.”
And other Twitter users called out the TV presenter for his flippant remark in the face of such a serious event.
Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? presenter Clarkson is yet to respond to the offers of patrolling with traffic police.