One dead after car smashes through railings and plunges into river leaving two others injured as watchdog launches probe | The Sun

A MAN in his 20s has died after a car smashed through railing and plunged into a river in Bristol.

Avon and Somerset Police rushed to York Road in the Bedminster area of the city at about 1.30am this morning.

The force said a vehicle, with three people inside, had gone through railings and into the River Avon.

A spokeswoman said one man died while the two other people were treated for minor injuries.

She said: "We responded to an incident in the early hours of this morning, Saturday February 25, after a car went through railings alongside the river at York Road, Bedminster, and entered the water.

"There were three occupants in the car. One of them, a man in his 20s, sadly died. The next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.


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"The family will be offered support by a specially trained liaison officer.

"The two other occupants have received medical attention."
Roads in the surrounding area were closed while emergency services attended the incident.

The spokeswoman continued: "An investigation is ongoing to ascertain how the vehicle came to be in the water.

"We are making a mandatory referral about this incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)."

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The police statement did not specify the reason behind the referral to the IOPC.

Police forces must refer certain incidents to the watchdog, for example where there has been a death or a serious injury following police contact.

In 2018, a man and a woman were rescued after the car they were travelling in crashed through railings on York Road.

And in 2019, a van driver and passenger managed to escape after their vehicle went through the railings.

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