Officer driving police car involved in Dunedin crash that injured woman and baby possibly suffered medical event

A police car and a school bus have been involved in a five-car crash outside a pre-school in Dunedin this morning.

Police say a police officer and a member of the public are receiving treatment in hospital after the accident at the intersection of York Place and Smith Street at around 8:30am.

They say initial information suggests the male officer who was driving the police car possibly suffered a medical event and the car has collided with the other vehicles.

A woman received moderate to serious injuries and has been taken to hospital. A baby in her care was also checked at hospital but is understood to have minor injuries.

Police are investigating to determine the exact circumstances of what happened.

A witness told Stuff the school bus was empty when the police car crashed into it, with two other cars also colliding.


The accident happened outside an early childhood centre. Source: 1 NEWS