Policeman who starred in Road Wars TV show killed women aged 87 and 88 in ...

A policeman who starred on the hit TV series Road Wars killed two women aged 86 and 87 in a collision, an inquest heard. 

PC Darren Staley was driving to a 999 call in his 4x4 Mitsubishi Outlander, which had its blue lights flashing, when he collided with a Nissan Micra, carrying the women.

 Dr Gwyneth DeCamps  and Mrs Ann Valley, who had just left a luncheon group meeting at a golf club, both suffered traumatic injuries in the horror crash, Reading Coroners Court heard.

The Micra driven by Mrs Valley was slowly emerging from a junction when PC Staley smashed into it while travelling at 49mph.

PC Darren Staley's 4x4 Mitsubishi Outlander collided with a Nissan Micra, carrying the women aged 86 and 87

PC Darren Staley's 4x4 Mitsubishi Outlander collided with a Nissan Micra, carrying the women aged 86 and 87

Mrs Valley, aged 87, died at the scene while Mrs DeCamps, aged 88, died shortly after in hospital on January 23, 2018. 

PC Staley, a dog handler, was said to have acted heroically in the immediate aftermath of the crash.

The jury-led inquest heard he rushed from his unmarked silver coloured police vehicle to check on women in the vehicle which suffered extensively damaged.

After checking his police dog was unharmed, he gained entry to the white Nissan from the rear door and comforted and reassured the women as they sat injured and dying. 

Police and paramedics arrived shortly after, he told the coroner.

Alison McCormick, the assistant Berkshire Coroner, said that medical examinations revealed both women died of blunt force trauma to the chest following the collision at 3.50pm on the A4 Bath Road in Calcot, Reading, Berkshire. 

No-one involved in the collision was suffering the effects of intoxication through alcohol or drugs.

And none of the occupants of either vehicle had any health issues which may have contributed to the collision.

Both vehicles were found to be in good condition following forensic examination.

Thames Valley Police officer PC Staley was known as PC 'Daz' Staley in Road Wars, and served as an officer on the elite Pro-Active unit featured in series 4,5 and 6 when it was broadcast on Sky One from 2006 to 2008.

As he recalled the traumatic events at the inquest, the PC was emotional and sometimes choked up.

He told the hearing he had rushed to the scene of an immediate response incident after reports an offender rammed into another police vehicle.

'I told control I was on the way to respond to it and pressed the 999 button which illuminated equipment on the vehicle and started heading towards the incident.

'I was travelling on the A4 towards Junction 12

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