UPDATE: Two injured in police car smash

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Two men were taken to hospital after a police car was involved in a crash in Halifax last night.

Huddersfield Road was closed for more than an hour after the police car was hit from behind by a Nissan Juke at around 7pm on Friday June 5.

The two drivers were taken to hospital with whiplash-type injuries, the driver of the police car was kept in overnight for observation.

A statement released at 9.30am today (Saturday) from West Yorkshire Police read: “A police officer attending an incident in an unmarked police car, and a member of the public in a Nissan Juke, were in a road traffic collision on Huddersfield Road in Halifax at 7pm yesterday (5 June).”

“Both drivers were cut from their vehicles by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and taken to hospital as a precaution. The driver of the Nissan was released from hospital last night with minor injuries and police hope to check on her welfare later today.”

“The police officer was detained in hospital overnight but is expected to be allowed home today. The road was closed after the incident and re-opened at 9.40pm last night. Investigations are ongoing and police are appealing for anyone who saw the collision to contact them on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”