Policewoman Killed in Derry Crash image

Today, February 9th, a policewoman was killed in a car crash in Northern Ireland, involving a possible stolen car.

Constable Philippa Reynolds, the 27 years old policewoman, was in a police car on routine patrol when the accident took place at about 3:40 a.m. In the car were two other officers, who also suffered injuries. The accident took place on the Limavady Road in the Ebrington area of the city and the police arrested two men.

Constable Reynolds, who has previously worked as a teacher, had joined the Police Service of Northern Ireland two years ago. According to the police, the police car was turning a corner when the stolen silver Toyota Land Cruiser hit the vehicles. Reynolds was sitting in the rear driver’s side seat, and Chief Superintendent Cargin believes that she died instantly because of the force of the impact.

“This is a personal tragedy for her family and also for the whole Police Service. She was out on duty, working to keep people safe, when she died. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. I, and my colleagues, will ensure that no stone remains unturned as we work to bring to justice those who perpetrated this crime,” said Northern Ireland Chief Constable Matt Baggott.