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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Hero cops are risking their every day to keep us safe, often they are risking their lives without us knowing the great dangers they are exposed to.

That moment happened yesterday when a police patrol car was crushed. But they’d simply say they are doing the job they are paid today.

One of those humble officers who goes by the name of Pedro RPU who is a road policing officer in Scotland.

 

The lucky moment when a police car was crushed by an oncoming lorry was captured on CCTV.

The A1 was closed in both directions after a police was crushed by a lorry in East Lothian.

Officers had been responding to the northbound carriageway of the A1 between Haddington and Dunbar just after 10am on Tuesday after reports that an HGV vehicle had been blown onto its side.

When road policing officers arrived at the scene and begun closing the road another lorry approached and crushed their own car.

Chief Superintendent Stewart Carle tweeted a shocking picture of the aftermath on the motorway.

He wrote: “Relieved that one of my road patrol sergeants was not seriously injured earlier today on A1 carrying out scene protection after RTCs.

“Another HGV passing his static location was blown over onto the patrol car.”

Officers probing the incident say there are no reports of serious injuries and that the stretch of road will remain closed in both directions until 10pm tonight at the earliest.

A spokesman from Police Scotland told the Record: “At around 10.15am on Tuesday, December 10 a lorry collided with a police vehicle on the A1 northbound between Dunbar and Haddington.

“There are no reports of serious injuries.

“The road will remain closed in both directions till 10pm tonight at the earliest whilst it is being cleared.”

At around 3.30pm East Lothian Police released information for motorists following the incident.

“The A1 is currently closed between the Old Craighall junction at the A720, Edinburgh City Bypass, and Grantshouse for all HGVs.

“There is a further closure for all vehicles between the Abbots View roundabout, Haddington and the Thistly Cross Roundabout, Dunbar, due to an earlier crash involving HGVs.

“Please be advised that, due to the inclement weather, the road will remain closed between Dunbar and Haddington until at least 10pm tonight (Tuesday, 10 December) to allow for recovery of the vehicles.

“Due to the wind and poor weather conditions, it is currently not safe to attempt recovery of the HGVs and as such the road will remains closed until this has happened.

“The weather forecast indicates that the wind is due to drop this evening and once this happens recovery crews will be able to carry out their work in safer conditions.

“Please make arrangements for using alternative routes and be advised that diversions are in place.

“Please take care on the roads and drive with caution.”

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