Kimberley Cameron: Jogger’s police car crash death to be reinvestigated

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The police watchdog is to reinvestigate the death of a woman hit by a police car while jogging after finding its original probe was ‘”flawed”.

Kimberley Cameron, 27, died on the A41 Bicester Road in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in April 2021.

An inquest jury concluded her death was the result of a road traffic collission.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said it was responding to “significant new information” revealed during the inquest.

Her parents Kevin and Liane Cameron welcomed the news and said they “always believed that the first IOPC investigation was fundamentally flawed”.

Ms Cameron had been out jogging in the early evening of 16 April 2021 when she was struck by a marked police vehicle, under blue lights and with its sirens on.

It was driven by a Thames Valley Police officer responding to reports of a serious traffic collision in a nearby village.

In a letter to Ms Cameron’s family,  IOPC regional director Mel Palmer said: “Whilst I accept the officer was using lights and sirens, he was creating significant danger by exceeding the speed limit whilst driving on the wrong side of the road.

“The original investigation was flawed in a manner which had a material impact on subsequent decisions on discipline, performance and/or referral to the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service).”

The original IOPC investigation delivered in February 2022 found the officer had acted in “accordance with the relevant policies and procedures”.

It now says that significant new information provided by a police driving trainer during the inquest gave evidence that strongly suggested the officer should have slowed considerably given he did not have a clear view of the crossing.

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