Braintree: Police car skids in to ditch on icy road

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: Police car skids in to ditch on icy road Braintree: Police car skids in to ditch on icy road

A police car skidded in to a ditch after hitting black ice as Braintree plunged in to sub-zero temperatures.

The accident happened near Cressing Train Station in Bulford Lane at around 11.15 pm last night.

No officers were injured in the accident and the car was later recovered.

Tom Defty from the Essex Weather centre confirmed that Braintree was the coldest place in the county on Monday and Tuesday with around 3cms of snow and temperatures of -2 degrees celsius.

The cold snap is due to continue for the rest of the week with tomorrow's temperatures expected to fall as low as -6 degrees celsius.

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10:56am Tue 15 Jan 13

BtreeDoorMen says...

Aren't Police drivers supposed to be 'advanced'??

This kind of story highlights nothing positive and almost encourages drivers through reinforcement that it's forgivable to have accidents in these conditions ...

Slow down ...
Aren't Police drivers supposed to be 'advanced'?? This kind of story highlights nothing positive and almost encourages drivers through reinforcement that it's forgivable to have accidents in these conditions ... Slow down ... BtreeDoorMen

12:02pm Tue 15 Jan 13

*bubbles2 says...

And yet they are telling us to drive safe they cant even do it them selfs?
yet nothing about the speed they was doing yet if it was a normal person it would be slated that they was driving in a unsafe manner.
And yet they are telling us to drive safe they cant even do it them selfs? yet nothing about the speed they was doing yet if it was a normal person it would be slated that they was driving in a unsafe manner. *bubbles2

1:09pm Tue 15 Jan 13

pierre-pierre says...

they should read this page

http://www.braintree
andwithamtimes.co.uk
/news/10161686.Drive
rs_escape_serious_in
juries_on_icy_roads/
?ref=rss
they should read this page http://www.braintree andwithamtimes.co.uk /news/10161686.Drive rs_escape_serious_in juries_on_icy_roads/ ?ref=rss pierre-pierre

1:44pm Wed 16 Jan 13

BtreeDoorMen says...

"Remember that the roads can be very icy and you need to drive cautiously, reducing your speed and allowing extra time to break.”

I guess the Police Commissioner actually meant 'brake' - or was this infamous reporting again?!
"Remember that the roads can be very icy and you need to drive cautiously, reducing your speed and allowing extra time to break.” I guess the Police Commissioner actually meant 'brake' - or was this infamous reporting again?! BtreeDoorMen

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