A man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after he drove his Volkswagen Golf into the side of a police car in the Black Country on Saturday morning.
Two officers, who were on a routine patrol, were both taken to hospital after the incident at the junction of Smithy Lane and Tansey Green Road, in Dudley, at around 2.40am.
The Golf had mounted the pavement before the collision.
A 44-year-old man from Dudley was arrested at the scene.
One officer remained in hospital on Saturday afternoon, although police reported that his injuries were not thought to be life-changing.
Chief Inspector Jack Hadley said: “Both officers were extremely lucky not to suffer more serious injuries.
“The driver of the other car had lost control of his vehicle and the end result could have been far worse.”
(From Sky news) Firefighters have rescued a 16-year-old girl who became stuck in a storm drain while trying to retrieve her mobile phone.
Ella Birchenough tried to pull herself out of the hole in Dover, Kent, but panicked when she became wedged.
Tim Richards saw Ms Birchenough stuck up to her waist while he was driving home from work and pulled over to help.
“It’s not the type of thing you see every day. It was pretty weird,” he said.
“She was more concerned about getting her phone back rather than getting herself out of the drain.
“My mum knows her mum and she went to call on her. She was a bit panicky thinking Ella was going to sink, but when she came down to see she saw the funny side.”
Ella Birchenough being rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a storm drain Ella Birchenough being rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a storm drain Ella Birchenough said she “wasn’t really even stuck”
Recounting her ordeal, Ms Birchenough said: “I was talking to somebody and I went to put my phone in my pocket and it fell down the drain.
“I thought to myself, ‘I’m not leaving this’ and I jumped down to get it. I wasn’t really even stuck, I just needed somebody to help lift me out but my mum got all panicky.
“When they pulled me out I ran straight home and jumped in the bath. I think it was just water but I wasn’t taking any chances.”
A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “A teenage girl was released by firefighters from a storm drain where she had become stuck in Eaves Road, Dover.
“Crews then made the scene safe. The girl was uninjured.”