Off-Duty Police Hurt In Crash

28 December 2011, 10:55 | Updated: 28 December 2011, 11:53

A man's been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a car crash on the A6 near Luton that left several people injured, including three off-duty police officers.

Three cars - all Vauxhall Astras - were involved in the smash which closed the Barton road between Luton and the village of Streatley at around 4.40am on Bank Holiday Tuesday 27 December 2011.

Bedfordshire Police say a full investigation has begun in to what caused the crash and officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened.  One person - not a police officer - has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The police officers had been returning from duty at Luton police station. Two of them were taken for treatment at the Whitechapel hospital in London.

Superintendent Linda Kelly from Bedfordshire Police said "this incident has resulted in several people receiving injuries, some of which are serious.

"Although a lot of people stopped at the scene of the collision to offer assistance, we are keen to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the moments leading up to it."

´╗┐Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Sergeant Colin Bonner or Inspector Jane Aspin, in confidence, on Bedfordshire Police's non emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at