Sussex

Police officer injured in crash near Chichester

Police officer photographing scene of accident
Image caption The police officer remains in hospital after his pelvis was fractured in the collision

A police officer was seriously injured after being knocked down by a car in West Sussex while carrying out routine stop checks.

The officer was hit by a Ford Fiesta at 19:15 GMT on Wednesday while he was talking to the driver of a red van on the B2145, in Chichester.

The Fiesta then was in collision with a car travelling in the opposite direction.

The officer remains in hospital suffering from a fractured pelvis.

The driver of the Fiesta, a 30-year-old man, and the driver of the car he collided with, a 23-year-old woman, were taken to hospital but later discharged.

Ch Insp Natalie Moloney, head of road policing unit at Sussex Police, said: "My officer was carrying out a routine patrol when this incident happened.

"He has suffered a hairline fracture to his pelvis, and remains in hospital in a comfortable condition.

"I don't underestimate how much of a shock this would have been for all those involved."

She urged anyone who witnessed the collision to contact police.

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