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Police refer themselves to watchdog as pedestrian hit by response car

Police refer themselves to force watchdog after pedestrian, 25, is killed after she is hit by response car on its way to a different crash

  • Woman, 25, died after being struck in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on Friday
  • Police vehicle was responding to a road traffic collision in nearby Waddesdon
  • Thames Valley Police have since made a mandatory referral to the IOPC

Police have referred themselves to the force watchdog after a pedestrian was killed having been hit by response car on its way to a different crash.

The 25-year-old woman died after being struck in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on Friday.

The police vehicle was responding to a road traffic collision in nearby Waddesdon when it collided with the female pedestrian.

Police have refered themselves to the force watchdog after a pedestrian was killed having been hit by response car in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on Friday

The collision occurred at just before 5.50pm on the A41 between Paradise Orchard and Jackson Road.

Thames Valley Police said that despite the best efforts of medical professionals, the woman, who was from Aylesbury, died of her injuries at the scene.

The A41 was closed in both directions for several hours as a result of the two collisions.

The police vehicle was responding to a road traffic collision in nearby Waddesdon when it collided with the female pedestrian

The collision occurred at just before 5.50pm on the A41 between Paradise Orchard and Jackson Road

The woman’s next of kin have been notified and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

Neither officer that had been riding in the vehicle was injured in the incident.

Thames Valley Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

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