A police pursuit through Ruddington this morning ended up in a two car collision in our village centre.
It’s understood officers spotted a vehicle which was being driven suspiciously through the Lenton area and began tailing it as it approached Ruddington. Police say it then sped away from them and collided with another vehicle as it was being driven at some speed along Kirk Lane. Both cars suffered substantial damage during the incident, and emergency services were called to the scene.
Eye-witnesses say that the driver of the first car was detained, whilst an elderly gentleman, who was driving the second car, had to be treated by an ambulance crew on Kirk Lane before being taken to hospital. His injuries were not thought to be serious.
Nottinghamshire Police said at the time: “Emergency services were quickly on scene following the call just after 11.05am today (Tuesday 9th November 2021). We thank the public for their patience whilst we worked to resolve this incident.”
They’ve since revealed that a 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for officers, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He was now been released under investigation, pending further Police enquiries.
The collision resulted in traffic congestion in Ruddington for several hours across lunchtime, with Kirk Lane closed from High Street to Loughborough Road whilst police enquiries, forensic investigations and vehicle recovery were carried out. With the entrance to Elms Park cordoned off, residents had to re-route around Asher Lane and Barleylands instead. Other traffic was diverted via Easthorpe Street, causing queues of vehicles around our village centre. Kirk Lane was finally reopened at around 4 o’clock this afternoon.
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