Road Wars police officer dies in motorcycle crash


Police Constable James Dixon was a roads policing officer based at Loddon Valley police station, near Reading was riding his police motorcycle when he was sadly killed along with a 91-year-old.

A 91-year-old female passenger in the auto also died in the crash while the female driver was taken to hospital.

PC Dixon, 39, died in a collision involving the motorcycle he was riding and a auto.

At Prime Minister's Questions yesterday, Theresa May offered "condolences to the friends, family and colleagues" of PC Dixon as well as the dead woman's family.

The force's flags will be flown at half-mast over the next week as a mark of respect.

The officer, who had recently married, was a well-known figure after appearing in the Sky TV programme, which follows police officers as they carry out their jobs.

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His wife Samantha, 34, is expecting a baby in March. "Thoughts are with your friends and family, the police family has lost one of its best". "You are un-replaceable and my heart goes out to Your family both blood and blue". Today we have lost a well loved and highly thought of colleague.

Nicole Chantelle said watching Road Wars was a reason she joined the force.

The driver of the vehicle, a woman, was also injured in the incident and has been taken to hospital for treatment.

Fans of the show posted their tributes to PC Dixon on social media. It said PC Dixon was on a training exercise and not responding to an emergency or involved in a pursuit.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police added: "As is standard procedure, due to the fact that the incident resulted in the deaths of a member of the public and an on duty police officer Thames Valley Police has made a mandatory referral to the IPCC who have begun an investigation". His unmarked bike did not have flashing lights or sirens on.

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