Baby taken to hospital after crash with police car in Bow
A baby has been taken to hospital after a crash involving a police vehicle in East London this afternoon. A two-car smash involving a member of the public and a police car occurred in Roman Road, Bow (E2) shortly before 2pm on Thursday (August 11). A baby was taken to hospital by on-duty police officers after the incident, which happened close to the junction of Smart Street.
The scene on the busy main road through East London is close to Victoria Park and Mile End Park. The baby is not believed to have suffered any serious injuries, and no other people were hurt in the crash, according to the Metropolitan Police. London bus routes 8 and D6 were also on diversion in the hours after the crash.
READ MORE: Rapist who left woman fearing for her life says 'I'm the victim' A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told MyLondon : "At 1.44pm a police vehicle was involved in a collision with another vehicle driven by a member of the public in Roman Road, junction with Smart Street E2. Road closures were put in place.
A baby was transported to hospital in a police vehicle as a precaution." The London Ambulance Service has been contacted for more information. Traffic monitoring website Inrix reported at the time of the incident: "The B119 Roman Road is blocked in both directions, with slow traffic due to a police incident around A1205 Grove Road."
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