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Officer injured during collision in Erdington

An investigation has been launched after a police officer was seriously injured in a collision involving a car that had failed to stop for traffic officers this morning (16 June).

At around 4.10am officers attempted to stop a Land Rover Discovery which was being driven erratically on Wood end Road, Erdington.

After a brief pursuit, the vehicle collided with a passing police car that was not involved in the pursuit.

A police officer suffered pelvic, leg and shoulder injuries following the incident in Erdington and remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital. The officer’s family have been informed and are by his side.

A 37-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

Chief Inspector Tony Cole, Force Incident Manager, said: “An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances of what took place this morning and I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision to get in touch.

“Support is being pro-actively offered to those who attended the scene and colleagues of the officer."

The force’s Professional Standards Department (PSD) has been informed.

Any witnesses or anyone with information has been asked to get in touch via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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