A police officer has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving after crashing into a teenager on two wheels.
The crash left an 18-year-old with life-threatening injuries in November 2022, Sussex Police said at the time.
The force said today (Thursday 25 January): “A Sussex Police officer has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving relating to a collision in Bognor.
“PC Tim Bradshaw will appear before Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 4 April.
“The charge relates to a collision involving a police car and an electric bike in Hawthorn Road on Thursday 3 November 2022.
“The matter was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct who directed that a local investigation by Sussex Police should be conducted.
“The force will consider misconduct proceedings once the criminal proceedings have concluded.”
At the time of the crash, Sussex Police said: “An Alfa Romeo Giulietta car travelling west in Chichester Road was in collision with the Honda pit motorbike.
“The motorcyclist, an 18-year-old man, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains.
“The car driver, a 44-year-old man, from Chichester, was arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle while unfit through drugs and has now been released under investigation pending further inquiries.”