Update on special constable hit by car in Sandwell
A West Midlands Police officer who was seriously injured in a collision in Sandwell has today been named as Special Constable Resham Nahal.
The 52-year-old, who has been a special for more than 15 years, was struck by a passing car while attending the scene of a separate collision on the Wolverhampton Road in Oldbury at just after 10.30pm last Friday night(8 November).
The special, from the Force Support Unit, suffered multiple fractures to his leg. He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Special Chief Officer Mike Rogers, said: “I visited Resham this week and he is in good spirits.
"But he is currently undergoing extensive treatment and we believe that will continue for some time.
"This incident does clearly illustrate the risks we, and all the policing family, face in our role of protecting the public we serve.
"Our thoughts and best wishes go to him and his family who are helping support him in his recovery."
A JustGiving page has been set up in aid of Special Constable Nahal and anyone who would like to donate can visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sc-nahal?utm_term=jammDd7jM
The 59-year-old driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving. She has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.pnn.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime. Quote log number 2788 of 8 November.