40k Volkswagen Golf in Trafford Park test Police officer writes off loaned oakley mens sunglasses drive crashA GMP officer was trialling the Volkswagen Golf R which has a top speed of 155mph on a public road at 2am.
But he lost control of the vehicle after skidding at a roundabout in Wharfside Way, Trafford Park, and had to be rescued by firefighters. 14:25, 26 JAN 2012Updated13:01, 21 JAN 2013All that remains of the 40,000 Volkswagen Golf R that was wrecked in the crash Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email This is all that oakley discount remains of a 'supercar' that was loaned to Greater Manchester Police for a test drive. An officer was trialling the Volkswagen Golf R which has a top speed of 155mph on a public road at 2am. But he lost control of the vehicle after skidding at a roundabout in Wharfside Way, Trafford Park, and had to be rescued by firefighters. The top of the range car was written off although it had been insured by GMP. Now the force is to review its policy of using public roads to test drive cars. The officer, in his 40s, has been suspended from driving duties. He was testing the capabilities of the car, which GMP had had for two days, when it crashed. It is not known how fast he was travelling when the accident happened. The officer, who is from the automatic number plate recognition intercept unit which patrols car crime hotspots, suffered spinal injuries. He has now been discharged from hospital. It is believed ice on the road may have been a factor in the smash. No other vehicle was involved. The car is the most powerful and fastest accelerating Golf ever produced. It can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in just 5.7 seconds. No decision has yet been made by the force on whether to buy any Golf R. A senior source said: "The car was being tested and it went horribly wrong. Police do use public roads to test vehicles the risk is reduced by the location and the time when this is done. Another officer in a powerful Audi had gone out on patrol with him at the same time but was patrolling elsewhere when the accident happened. "The Audi driver went to the scene immediately after the crash to help. The VW was on loan as the company are trying to sell them to the force. "It would appear there were icy conditions on the night it happened. It was being tested in the early hours and the car had been with the force for a couple of days. The idea was to get a few officers to oakley wisdom get a feel for it get a reasonable sample before deciding whether to buy them.
" In a statement GMP said: "As deals on oakley sunglasses a result of this incident Greater Manchester Police is currently reviewing its policy on officers test driving demonstration cars on public roads. "That review is ongoing and it would be inappropriate to make any further comment." Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterDaily NewsletterNewsWoman furious after hotel refused to let her pay for a room for a homeless mother because of 'safety' fearsA Good Samaritan offered to pay for a room but was flatly refused by the well known budget hotel.
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