UPDATE @ February 19 2018 2.00pm | A GoFundMe page set up for an injured Sydney Police officer has now raised over $80,000.
Friends of Senior Constable Jonathon Wright launched the campaign after the officer was forced to have part of his leg amputated after being hit by a car at an RBT stop.
It’s now trending on the popular fundraising site, and they’ve smashed their $10,000 goal within just 24 hours.
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EARLIER @ February 17 2018 11.30am | A senior Sydney Police officer has had his leg partially amputated, following a shocking accident.
He and a colleague were hit by a van while setting up a random breath test station in Leumeah on Friday night.
Both senior constables were left with severe leg injuries, with one taken to hospital in a critical condition.
It has been confirmed, he is now in intensive care after having part of one of his legs amputated.
EARLIER @ February 17 2018 7.30am | A driver has chosen the wrong time to lose concentration, ploughing into two police officers as they set up a Random Breath Test site in Sydney’s south west.
The Highway Patrol officers were going about their business on Campbelltown Road at Leumeah, when they were struck by the van, about 8.20pm on Friday.
Two male Senior Constables sustained severe leg injuries, with both needing surgery at Liverpool Hospital.
One remains in a critical condition, while the other is in a serious condition.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured and was taken to Campbelltown Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.
The 22-year-old was then taken to Campbelltown Police Station where he was slapped with a string of driving-related charges, including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and using mobile phone when not permitted.
His licence has been suspended and he will face Parramatta Bail Court today.
A critical incident team will investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.
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