Roads were closed in St Helens today after a crash involving a police car.
Emergency services closed the East Lancs Road between the junction of Rainford Road and Crank Road.
The crash happened at Windle Island at around 1.30pm.
It involved a police car and a white Suzuki Swift.
A passenger in the Suzuki, a man in his 50s, was treated at the scene suffering from shock.
The road was closed for around three hours while council officers cleared up a large fuel spill.
A police spokesman said the Professional Standards Department would now take place into the circumstances surrounding the crash.