NPI*..?

A Met Police car flipped onto its roof on the pavement of a south London street after crashing while on a 999 call.

The marked car was responding to an emergency call around 11.50 when it was involved in a collision with another car on the Mursell Estate in Stockwell.

The collision caused the car to flip over, injuring the two police officers inside.

It might just be the appalling standard of English in modern journalism these days, or maybe the police are now using autonomous vehicles, and the meatsack behind the wheel genuinely had nothing to do with it.

Who knows?

*No Police Involved…

4 comments for “NPI*..?

  1. Mudplugger
    May 30, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    It’s to be hoped the other car’s occupants didn’t decide to take the Tube home from there – risky tube-station if the Met’s about, especially if you’re Brazilian, but at least it ensures all the statements will tally (but then they always do in the Met, South Yorkshire and 41 others).

  2. Andrew Duffin
    May 31, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    No, this is normal reportage for Road Traffic Accidents.

    You will read stuff like “the car lost control going round a bend and crashed into a tree” or some such.

    There never seems to be any human agency involved; but then, nothing’s anyone’s fault these days, is it? It’s always their upbringing, or Tory cuts, or something.

    • Bucko
      June 1, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      Yes. My local rag is a bugger for it. Every car crash article is written as though it were a driverless car.
      The people involved have started thinking that way too. If you go in the comments and point out that it was actually the drivers fault, not the car, the driver generally chips in with a whole raft of “not my fault” and abuse. Which can be fun.

      • June 5, 2016 at 7:38 am

        I so love local newspaper comment sections! Pity a lot of them now don’t open them up in the first place…

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