The car was going to an emergency call when it was involved in an accident with another vehicle at shortly after 5.05am. The accident happened at the junction of New City Road and Barking Road.
Police, fire and ambulance officers attended. The two officers in the police vehicle received leg injuries in the accident and were taken to Newham General Hospital. The driver of the other car was unhurt, said a Scotland Yard spokesman.
I hope that every involved makes a full and fast recovery. I would wager that I've been on more than one job with the officers involved.
We've had two FRU's have similar accidents at that corner, it's a blind junction with one stop line set some way back from the junction itself. I always warn new staff and students about it as given the… 'quality' of some Newham drivers, there are often people jumping the lights there.
I know that one of my colleagues had the green light and right of way when hit was hit.
I was nearly taken out by a fire truck also travelling on lights and sirens at that junction myself – it's only because I drive like a nervous granny and creep slowly across red lights that I'm still here today.