Officers referred to watchdog after female jogger, 27, is killed following collision with police car in Aylesbury

Thames Valley Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) following the fatal collision in Aylesbury on Friday night

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 9:01 am
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 10:17 am

The incident occurred at just before 5.50pm on the A41 between Paradise Orchard and Jackson Road when a police vehicle responding to a separate road traffic collision in nearby Waddesdon, was involved in a collision with a female pedestrian.

Read: Two serious crashes on same stretch of road in AylesburyTragically, despite the best efforts of medical professionals, the pedestrian, a 25-year-old woman from Aylesbury, died of her injuries at the scene.

The A41 was closed in both directions as a result of both collisions for several hours.

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The next of kin of the woman who has died have been notified and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Neither officer was injured in the incident.

Gold Commander for Thames Valley Police, Chief Superintendent Tim Metcalfe, said: “This is a tragic incident and my colleagues and I are keenly aware of the shock and impact for the woman’s family and friends. We are thinking of them all at this difficult time.

“Her family are being supported by specially trained officers, and we would ask for their privacy to be respected.

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“Our officers, who were responding to the Waddesdon incident, are understandably distressed that this happened while they were carrying out their duties as police officers, going to the aid of others.

“It is too early to speculate on the cause of the collision, but we have made a mandatory referral to the IOPC, and they will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances.

“Thames Valley Police is fully co-operating with this investigation and will continue to do so, and it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.”