Police officers rushed to hospital after ‘Uber’ crashes with their police car

TWO police officers were rushed to hospital this morning after their squad car collide with an another vehicle while on a 999 call in central London.

Witnesses online said the other car involved was an Uber, but this has not been confirmed.

The crash happened at the junction of Orchard Street and Oxford Street at about 4am.

The driver of the car and the two cops all sustained injuries and were taken to hospital, police said.

They added their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Pictures from the scene showed a mangled dark-coloured four-door Mercedes.

The driver’s side tyre has been clearly bent into the vehicle of the police car.

More than 10 bus routes were temporarily diverted for about three hours.

TaxiPoint, the UK’s taxi trade news website, reported the car was a Transport for London private hire car.

It added: “A round Transport for London licence sticker (a rounda) can be seen in the top left corner of the Mercedes’ windscreen – all London licensed private hire vehicles must obtain one before operating.”

It comes after a woman was left fighting for her life after she was hit by a police van responding to a 999 call earlier this month.

The pedestrian was rushed to hospital after the horror unfolded in Streatham, South West London, on May
7.

In January, a woman died after being struck by a police car on an emergency call in Walthamstow, East London.

The Met Police tweeted this morning: “Some traffic disruption in Oxford St at jct w/Orchard St after collision involving police car & vehicle driven by member of the public approx. 0400hrs today.

“Driver of car & two officers taken to hospital w/ injuries, none believed to be life threatening.”