A police officer has been hospitalised after he was struck by a car on the Gold Coast overnight.
The shocking incident happened just after 11.30pm at a service station on Olsen Road in Southport.
It’s understood a 48-year-old male senior constable noticed a group of five people behaving suspiciously inside a parked car at the servo.
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He approached the vehicle to investigate what was going on, when the driver reversed into him, knocking him to the ground.
The officer hit his head on the road, however thankfully was taken to hospital with just minor injuries.
The car, a silver Ford Falcon, failed to stop and left the service station along Olsen Avenue.
Police are appealing for anyone who has information on the car, bearing false Queensland registration plates 268 GYZ, to contact them.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.