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Special constable injured in Sandwell collision

A police officer was seriously injured in a collision in Sandwell last night (Friday 8 November).

The special constable was at the scene of a separate collision on the Wolverhampton Road in Oldbury just after 10.30pm with a colleague when he was struck by a passing car.

The 52-year-old officer has sustained a multiple fracture to his leg and remains in hospital where he will undergo surgery today.

The 59-year-old driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving. She has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Force incident manager Inspector Tony Cole said: “Once again we have seen one of our police family injured in the line of duty, and in this instance one of our special constables, who give their time voluntarily to help protect the public.

“Our thoughts are with him and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision and can assist the investigation is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime quoting log 2788 of 8/11.

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