Police officer seriously hurt as a Land Rover smashed into his passing patrol car 

A Land Rover was seen upside down in a residential front garden after it crashing into a police car, leaving an officer seriously injured.  

Officers tried to stop the vehicle, which was being ‘driven erratically’ on Wood End Road in Erdington, Birmingham, at around 4.10am before it collided with another police car that had been passing by and was not involved in the operation.  

An officer sustained pelvic, leg and shoulder injuries following the crash, and remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital. 

A police chase ended with a Land Rover upside down in a front garden after it smashed into a passing patrol car, leaving a police officer seriously injured

A police chase ended with a Land Rover upside down in a front garden after it smashed into a passing patrol car, leaving a police officer seriously injured

A police chase ended with a Land Rover upside down in a front garden after it smashed into a passing patrol car, leaving a police officer seriously injured 

The crash took place in Erdington, Birmingham at 4.10am on June 16 after officers attempted to stop an errant vehicle

The crash took place in Erdington, Birmingham at 4.10am on June 16 after officers attempted to stop an errant vehicle

A Range Rover which is believed to have been pursued collided with a passing police car

A Range Rover which is believed to have been pursued collided with a passing police car

The crash took place in Erdington, Birmingham at 4.10am on June 16 after officers attempted to stop an errant vehicle

An officer sustained pelvic, leg and shoulder injuries following the crash, and remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital (pictured: Erdington)

A major investigation is underway after a police officer was seriously injured in a harrowing crash involving a patrol car (pictured: The Land Rover in Erdington)

A major investigation is underway after a police officer was seriously injured in a harrowing crash involving a patrol car (pictured: The Land Rover in Erdington)

A major investigation is underway after a police officer was seriously injured in a harrowing crash involving a patrol car (pictured: The Land Rover in Erdington)

Images of the scene show the Land Rover overturned, perched on a small garden wall with wreckage from the scene littering the area. 

A 37-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

Chief Inspector Tony Cole, Force Incident Manager at West Midlands Police, said: ‘An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances of what took place this morning and I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision to get in touch.

Chief Inspector Tony Cole, Force Incident Manager at West Midlands Police, said: 'An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances of what took place this morning and I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision to get in touch'

Chief Inspector Tony Cole, Force Incident Manager at West Midlands Police, said: 'An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances of what took place this morning and I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision to get in touch'

Chief Inspector Tony Cole, Force Incident Manager at West Midlands Police, said: ‘An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances of what took place this morning and I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision to get in touch’

Officers tried to stop a Land Rover Discovery that was being 'driven erratically' on Wood End Road in Erdington

Officers tried to stop a Land Rover Discovery that was being 'driven erratically' on Wood End Road in Erdington

Officers tried to stop a Land Rover Discovery that was being ‘driven erratically’ on Wood End Road in Erdington

The collision, shortly after 4am this morning involved officers attempting to stop a Range Rover Discovery being driven erratically on Wood End Road

The collision, shortly after 4am this morning involved officers attempting to stop a Range Rover Discovery being driven erratically on Wood End Road

The collision, shortly after 4am this morning involved officers attempting to stop a Range Rover Discovery being driven erratically on Wood End Road

‘Support is being pro-actively offered to those who attended the scene and colleagues of the officer.’

The force’s Professional Standards Department (PSD) has been informed.

Any witnesses or anyone with information has been asked to get in touch via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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