A POLICE officer who struck a teenage pedestrian while responding to a 999 call has been suspended from driving – pending an investigation.
Student Kyle Furness, 17, was thrown several feet in the air and bounced on the police car’s windscreen in the crash in Westgate, Honley on Tuesday afternoon.
Police confirmed yesterday the driver of the marked Vauxhall Astra has been suspended from driving – as is standard practice – until the outcome of the investigation.
She is not suspended from non-driving duties.
Kyle, who is due to celebrate his 18th birthday next week, was kept in hospital overnight after escaping serious injury.
Kyle’s uncle Charles told the Examiner: “He has cuts and bruises everywhere and is all bandaged up.
“They kept him in overnight for observation and he came back home yesterday morning.
“He has a sore back and neck and is hobbling about but no broken bones.
“He was supposed to be staying in the village for the summer but he is going to go back to his mum’s home near York.”
He added: “We understand an investigation is taking place and Kyle has given police a statement and is now recovering at home.”