A YOUNG woman and a baby were seriously injured last night when their family’s car was in a crash with a police car responding to an emergency call.
The woman, in her 30s, and the nine-month-old baby boy were involved in the dramatic smash at the junction of Birkby Hall Road and Grimscar Avenue, Birkby, at 8.15pm.
The other occupants of their BMW car – a man in his 30s who was driving, a seven-year-old boy, and a nine-month-old baby boy – were treated for minor injuries.
It’s believed the family are all from Birkby.
Two police officers from the Volvo Estate police car were taken to hospital with minor injuries and released after treatment.
West Yorkshire Police are now appealing for witnesses.
A police spokesman said: “A Volvo Estate police vehicle responding to an emergency call was involved in a collision with a BMW which was then in collision with a stationary unoccupied VW Polo.”
The Police force’s Professional Standards Department has been made aware and the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101.
See Monday’s Examiner for more on this story.