Gold Coast police officer hospitalised after car runs a red light

A police officer was hospitalised after a driver ran a red light on the Gold Coast last night.

It’s understood a vehicle was travelling along Mill Road in Steiglitz just around 7.15 pm when they ran a red at the intersection with Short Cut Road.

They then collided with the passenger side of a police patrol vehicle, injuring the officer inside.


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Paramedics were called to the scene around 7.30 pm, where they assessed three people.

Two declined transport to the Gold Coast University Hospital, while the third was hospitalized in a stable condition with minor injuries.

A police spokesperson confirmed the officer was hospitalized, but the age and gender of the officer has not been confirmed by police or paramedics.

Investigations are underway.