Investigation launched after police officer knocked down

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An investigation has been launched after a police officer was knocked down as he was directing traffic following a crash between two cars in Bailiff Bridge.

The incident occurred around 11.57am, on Wednesday at the junction of Birkby Lane and Wakefield Road, where a white Peugeot Boxer and grey Citroen C4 collided.

Whilst directing traffic at the scene, a male police officer and a BMW 1 series were in collision.

The officer was treated at the scene for minor injuries and taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

As officers from the Safer Roads and Neighbourhoods Team were dealing with the two incidents, a pedestrian in her 80’s collapsed on the pavement near the scene, and was treated by paramedics for minor injuries.

Chief Inspector Justine Plumb said, “These incidents demonstrate the fast-paced and ever changing environment our officers are dealing with every time they come on duty.

“Any collision where people are injured causes concern amongst the community, and where a police officer is injured this is often heightened further.

“I am pleased to confirm that the officer was not seriously injured. The driver of the vehicle has been spoken to, and we believe that the collision was an unfortunate accident.

“Thankfully, the female pedestrian suffered only minor injuries and we wish her well.

“Enquiries are continuing in to the original collision to determine the full circumstances of what took place.”