Lately we’ve presented all sorts of accidents occurring on public roads due to lack of driver attention, but today we have a more special case because this crash isn’t due to any driver, but the police.
It seems that while an unmarked police car was making a U-turn on Centre Road, near Magnolia Avenue in Bentleigh East, it crashed into a motorcyclist just after 9:00am (AEST).
According to the police report, the Kingston Highway Patrol officer, who who drove the unmarked police car, was travelling west on Centre Rd, Bentleigh East about 9.15am when the he saw a motorist talking on a mobile phone. He did a U-turn in a bid to catch a driver on a mobile phone and this is the way the accident happened.
The motorcyclist, a 22-year-old Clayton South man, then crashed into the driver’s side of the police car. The young man was was taken to The Alfred hospital with serious injuries. Fortunately, the injures are not life threatening.
Speking about this accident, Detective-Sen-Sgt Shane Rix, from Moorabbin Divisional Response Unit, said investigators were trying to determine who was at fault.
“At this stage we have no witnesses and we urge anyone who witnessed the incident to call Crime Stoppers,’’ he said.
Beside this, he added that the Constable was an experienced officer.