Runaway police car hits telegraph pole and lands on roof in Barnsley street

The police car on its roof on Carlton Road, Barnsley. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
The police car on its roof on Carlton Road, Barnsley. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
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A RUNAWAY police car crashed and flipped on to its roof in a Barnsley street this morning after reportedly being chased by an officer.

The car came to an abrupt halt on the pavement on on Carlton Road.

The police car on its roof on Carlton Road, Barnsley. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

The police car on its roof on Carlton Road, Barnsley. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Police said no-one was hurt.

A long stretch of the street was closed in both directions as police officers the incident.

Local residents said they saw a police car with no-one inside rolling down the hill, before smashing into a driveway and flipping over.

The car was shortly followed by a male officer running after it, witnesses said.

The police car on its roof on Carlton Road, Barnsley. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

The police car on its roof on Carlton Road, Barnsley. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “At about 11.20am, it is reported that the car travelled a short distance down Carlton Road before colliding with a telegraph pole and overturning.

“No one was in the car, a Vauxhall Astra, and no one was injured as a result of the incident.

“An investigation is now underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

The police car on its roof on Carlton Road, Barnsley. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

The police car on its roof on Carlton Road, Barnsley. Picture: Ross Parry Agency