Met Police officer suffered broken arm in A12 crash

Crash on A12
Image caption The police car involved in the crash was not on an emergency call at the time

A police officer injured when the police car he was driving overturned on the A12 in Essex suffered a broken arm, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed.

All three lanes of the southbound stretch were closed for several hours after the accident at 07:30 BST on Thursday at Margaretting near Chelmsford.

The Met Police's Silver Hyundai i30 was the only vehicle involved.

The male passenger, also a Met Police officer, suffered minor injuries.

At the time of the crash, the officer was reported to have suffered serious injuries. Both have now been discharged from hospital.

A Met Police spokesman said the marked car was not answering an emergency call when the crash happened.

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