Man killed in crash with blue lights police car

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A man has died after he was involved in a car crash involving a police vehicle that was travelling with its blue lights on.

West Mercia Police said the accident occured on Elm Road in Evesham, Worcestershire, at around 8.30pm on Thursday evening.

The man, who was in his 50s and driving a grey Audi, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and passenger of the police vehicle have suffered minor injuries. The local force say they were responding to an unrelated emergency when the collision occurred.

Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Jones said: "Our thoughts are with the man's family at this difficult time and ask that their privacy is respected.”

Chief Constable Jones also said the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct for investigation.

Police have asked anyone with information or footage of the incident to come forward.

West Midlands Ambulance confirmed they attended the scene, discovering the Audi driver in a "critical condition" when they arrived.

"Ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support but sadly, despite their best efforts, it became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene."

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews said: "One adult male casualty who was physically trapped in a vehicle was rapidly extricated by fire service personnel using cutting gear and the vehicle was made safe."

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