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Police had to be rescued from their own patrol car after they crashed on their way to a call out in Oberhausen, Germany.

The squad car hit another motor as it sped through a set of traffic lights, sending the police vehicle spinning out of control until it flipped and came to a rest on its roof.

"Both officers received medical treatment but they were not seriously injured," said a police spokesman.

The other driver is said to have survived the high-speed shunt unharmed.

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