27th Oct, 2016

Pregnant woman and police officer involved in a crash have ended up in hospital

Sarah Mason 7th Oct, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A PREGNANT woman and a police officer were taken to hospital following a crash in Yardley which happened while police were tracking down suspected fuel thieves.

Police were called to ESSO petrol station on Coventry Road following reports of a suspected fuel theft and a collision between a Blue Toyota Yaris and a White Citroen DS on Monday (October 3).

A passenger from the Citroen, a 27-year-old pregnant woman, was taken to hospital with minor injuries and is in a stable condition.

Officers then spotted the offending vehicle a short time later.

However the driver rammed the patrol car and drove off, before abandoning the vehicle and fleeing on foot with the passenger.

The pair were tracked by the police helicopter and they were picked up and arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, a series of bilking’s and an attempted wounding.

The driver has additionally been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving whilst under the influence of drugs.

Both remain in police custody.

An officer responding to the emergency was involved in a collision with a Fiat 500 on Wagon Lane at the junction with Coventry Road and was taken to hospital with a fractured hand.

The driver of the car, who was the sole-occupant, was also taken to hospital with non-serious injuries.

Anyone who saw the incident or has any information should call 101.