A police armed response car on an emergency call swerved off the road and smashed into a florist shop causing thousands of pounds in damage.
Witnesses said the police car which was supposedly “full of weapons and guns” careered off the road into an Audi, which caused both cars to end up inside the Crouch End shop. Although the damage to the Audi wasn’t too severe, even in these situations you need to make sure you have a valid motor insurance policy on your vehicle.
If the driver was to have Fully Comprehensive cover on his vehicle, which is the highest level of cover it would insure against the cost of repairing or replacing the car if it’s involved in an accident, regardless of blame. Whereas, if he were to have Third Party & Theft cover his vehicle would only be fully covered in the case of a fire or theft. This indicates Fully Comprehensive would have been best for the owner of the Audi.
Florist Matthew Richardson had only just started up the business and is currently abroad planning his wedding and is unaware of the incident which has occurred.
His father said: “They had orders going out for flowers which will not be able to be sent now. Structural engineers are coming round to assess the building. The damage is very bad.” The vehicle came off the road after a collision with another car and hurtled into the shop in Crouch End at 8.50pm.
Mr Richardson said last night: “According to witnesses, the collision was the police’s fault. There was a police car and a black saloon car inside the shop; however the police car was full of weapons.
“We do not the full story as we were not there. Although the police said it’s a crime scene and taped of the area off.”
Homes above the shop, The Urban Flower Company, were evacuated quickly because of potential cracks in the building. Five people were assessed by ambulance staff but none needed any serious or hospital treatment.
The driver of the Audi which was involved in the mighty collision with the police car was left startled with a graze to his hand and bruises on his body. Steven Shaw added: “I was turning right and the police car smashed into my car. I am a bit shaken up from the hit but it could have been a lot worse.”