Crash ‘victim’ arrested after carjacking woman who stopped to help

A MAN has led police on a dramatic chase in southern New South Wales after allegedly crashing his car and carjacking a woman who stopped to help him near Canberra.

The 29-year-old was travelling along the Federal Highway in a Toyota Camry when he lost control, left the road and crashed into trees at Lake George, about 10km north of Bywong, just before 3.30pm on Saturday.

After removing himself from the wreck, the man then allegedly carjacked a woman who stopped to help him.


Police said the man drove off in the Good Samaritan’s black Toyota Aurion and headed north towards Goulburn.

The vehicle was later spotted by Highway Patrol officers travelling north along the Federal Highway at Wollogorang, 40km away.

Police initiated a pursuit and stopped the vehicle with road spikes further north along the highway near Yarra about 4.45pm.

Officers were forced to smash the windows of the sedan to remove the 29-year-old from the driver’s seat.

He was arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station where he is expected to be charged with a raft of offences.

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