Special Constabulary officers first on scene at serious RTC
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Over the weekend, officers from our Special Constabulary were first on scene to a serious collision in Digswell.
The incident happened shortly before 8pm on Saturday (9 December) on the B1000/Hertford Road. Two vehicles were involved – a white Audi RS4 and a grey VW Golf.
The driver of the Audi – a man in his thirties – sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he continues to receive treatment.
Four Special Constabulary officers arrived at the scene and took initial control of the situation until the ambulance and fire services arrived, along with support from other officers.
Specials are volunteer police officers. They come from all walks of life and volunteer their spare time for a minimum of 16 hours a month. Highly trained, with full policing powers including the power to arrest, they play an essential role in preventing, reducing and tackling crime.
Intervention Inspector Karen Hutchinson said: “This is a prime example of how Specials can help regular officers and provide timely assistance to those who need us. I’d like to thank the four officers involved for the way they handled the situation and co-ordinated the scene until back-up arrived. Your actions and quick-thinking aided the driver before they were transported to hospital. We are all extremely grateful to have you work alongside us.”