Two Police Officers Injured in Wigan Van Ramming Incident, Suspect Arrested

Two Wigan police officers injured after their patrol car was rammed by a van during a chase, leading to a crash. A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and drug/alcohol impairment.

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Two Police Officers Injured in Wigan Van Ramming Incident, Suspect Arrested

Two Police Officers Injured in Wigan Van Ramming Incident, Suspect Arrested

Two police officers were injured in Wigan, UK on Saturday morning after their vehicles were rammed by a van they had pursued for dangerous driving. The incident occurred around 7:40 am when police received a report of a man driving a van dangerously in Ince.

The van collided with and damaged several public vehicles before ramming the police car on Kendal Road in Ince, causing it to overturn. The van then sped off but eventually overturned on Holden Road in Leigh. No members of the public were injured in the incident.

The two injured officers received medical treatment at the scene for their injuries. The extent of their injuries was not specified.

A 33-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving without a license, and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Police are also investigating the involvement of a second man believed to have been present in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the dangers faced by police officers in the line of duty. It also raises concerns about individuals driving recklessly and under the influence, putting the public and law enforcement at risk.

Authorities are appealing for any witnesses or those with relevant footage to come forward to assist with the ongoing investigation. "Police are appealing to the public for any information or footage that could assist their investigation," a spokesperson stated.

Key Takeaways

  • 2 police officers injured after patrol car rammed by van in Wigan, UK
  • Van collided with public vehicles before ramming police car, causing it to overturn
  • Van sped off but eventually overturned, no public injuries reported
  • 33-year-old man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, drug and alcohol use
  • Police appeal for witnesses or footage to assist ongoing investigation