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Police car crashed while responding to Belfast bomb attack

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The scene at the top of Hillsborough Drive off the Woodstock Road in east Belfast where a device exploded under a van resulting in one man being hospitalised. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The scene at the top of Hillsborough Drive off the Woodstock Road in east Belfast where a device exploded under a van resulting in one man being hospitalised. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The scene at the top of Hillsborough Drive off the Woodstock Road in east Belfast where a device exploded under a van resulting in one man being hospitalised. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Police officers driving to the scene of the bomb attack in east Belfast on Friday morning were involved in a car crash.

The vehicle collided on Titania Street, off the Cregagh Road, with a car being driven by a member of the public.

A police statement said: "At 7.57am it was reported that a white Fiat car had emerged from a side street into the path of the police vehicle as it made its way along the street.

"There were no serious injuries however it's understood the 27-year-old female driver of the other vehicle reported some minor neck pain."

The collision will be subject to investigation.

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