Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving a patrol car in Chelmsford.
The incident happened just before 2pm in Writtle Road at the junction with Waterhouse Lane.
The police car was involved in a collision with a white Renault Twingo van.
No one was injured but the metal pedestrian barrier at the crossroads was damaged.
Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Sgt Jason Dearsley at Stanway Traffic on Essex Police 101.