Surrey Police officer charged with dangerous driving

Published: 30 Sep 2021

A Surrey Police officer will appear in Crown Court to face a charge of dangerous driving in connection with a road traffic collision near Redhill, Surrey, in which a pedestrian was injured.

The charge follows an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Police Constable James Galloway will appear at Southwark Crown Court on Monday, 4 October. The officer previously appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 6 September.

PC Galloway was the driver of a marked police car when it collided with an 18-year-old woman on a traffic-light operated pedestrian crossing in Earlswood on Friday 18 January 2019. The police car was driving along the A23 Brighton Road northbound responding to reports of an incident in Banstead, when it moved onto the opposite side of the road where it was then in collision with the pedestrian.

Surrey Police made a referral to the IOPC on 28 January 2019 and we concluded our investigation in May 2020.

All parties concerned have been notified.

  • PC Galloway was found not guilty at Southwark Crown Court on 6 November 2023.
  • Surrey Police
  • Road traffic incidents