Police car swerves into lamp post on 999 call to avoid crash and flips upside down

A police car crashed while responding to a 999 call – and ended up in an unusual position.

Pictures show the marked vehicle perched on a lamp post in Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire, reports NottinghamshireLive.

Locals on Strelley Road said they heard a “massive bang” at around 2am on May 23 before peering out of the window.

They were then confronted with the strange sight – which police said happened after the driver used evasive action.

Nottinghamshire Police said the move was needed to stop a collision with another vehicle and no one was seriously injured.

The force said: “There was a minor collision between a car being driven by a member of the public and a police car as it was on blue lights responding to an emergency call at 2am.

“Evasive action was taken by officers to avoid a significant collision with the other car as it crossed into its path which resulted in the response car hitting street furniture and causing significant damage to the vehicle.

“No one was seriously injured.”

A video from the scene shows debris scattered across the road, while smoke or steam rises from the police car as it lies up against the lamp post.

Residents said numerous other police cars attended alongside the fire service and paramedics.

The area has since been fenced off and damage to a fence and pavement is still visible.