A MOTORIST involved in a head-on crash with a cop car is calling for officers to get more training.

Nannette Stanbridge, from Lexden, suffered a cracked breastbone when her blue Toyota Rav4 collided with a marked Ford Focus police car with its blue lights and siren on.

Ms Stanbridge, 45, says she was forced to mount the pavement in a bid to avoid the oncoming police car which was travelling in the opposite direct and overtaking traffic but the cop’s response to swerve the same way meant the cars collided.

An Essex Police spokesman said the force was unable to comment while an official investigation was being carried out. Witnesses to the crash should contact the response and patrol team at Dunmow police station on 101.