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Two officers were injured after an accident involving an unmarked police car while responding to an incident

Two police officers were injured after an accident on a busy Salford road.

Officers in an unmarked BMW collided with a Nissan Qashqai on Regent Road just before 4:10 p.m. this afternoon (Saturday, April 17).

The police car was responding to an incident at the time, Greater Manchester police said.

Pictures from the scene show the damage to both vehicles.

The scene after the crash on Regent Road in Salford this afternoon

After the clash, officers stopped and gave two men first aid before an ambulance arrived.

Police say the men’s injuries were minor and that paramedics treated them on the spot.

Two police officers were also slightly injured without requiring hospital treatment.

The police car has since been recovered.

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A GMP spokesman said the incident had been referred to the Armed Forces Driver Standards Board in accordance with the procedure.

After the crash, Regent Road near the intersection with Ordsall Lane was partially closed.

This caused traffic disruption on surrounding roads, including Mancunian Way, and drivers were encouraged to avoid the area.

The street finally reopened around 6:30 p.m.

Damage to the unmarked police car after the accident

A GMP spokesman said: “Just before 4:10 p.m. this afternoon (Saturday, April 17, 2021) officials responded to an incident when they were involved in a collision with a Nissan Qashqai on Regent Road in Manchester.

“The police stopped and provided first aid to two men until the ambulance arrived. The injuries were minor and were treated by paramedics on site.

“Two officers were slightly injured without requiring hospital treatment and the police car has since been recovered.

“This incident was referred to the GMP Drivers Standards Board according to the procedure.

“Anyone who has any information should contact the police on 101 using incident number 1874 of April 17, 2021.

“Alternatively, reports can be submitted anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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