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Surrey police officer questioned over Horsham crash

  • 24 July 2013
  • From the section England

A Surrey police officer has been interviewed after a crash which left a woman with serious injuries.

The woman's car collided with an unmarked Surrey Police van on 28 June.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the 45-year-old man had been interviewed on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving or careless driving.

The IPCC said it would be overseeing an external investigation by Sussex Police into the incident near Horsham.

Surrey Police referred the incident to the police watchdog because it involved one of the force's officers, the IPCC said.

Commissioner James Dipple-Johnstone said the investigation was examining the circumstances surrounding the collision and the actions of the officer driving the van.

"The investigation will focus on the circumstances leading up to the collision to consider whether all relevant policies and procedures were adhered to," he said.

He said the collision occurred at about 13:00 BST on the A29 at Warnham, in Sussex.

The 34-year-old woman, who was in a Ford Fiesta, was airlifted to hospital where she remains in a serious condition.

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