Police officer injured during struggle with teen in Elanora

A teenager’s accused of  driving his car at an unmarked police vehicle and injuring an officer in Elanora on Tuesday.

Around 11.45am officers noticed a Ford Laser sedan without registration plates but lost sight of the vehicle.

A short time later officers noticed the same vehicle stopped near the intersection of Saffron Street and Nineteenth Avenue.


One of the officers approached the sedan where it will be alleged the driver accelerated and crashed into the rear of another vehicle parked in front.

As the officer attempted to remove the keys there was a brief struggle before the driver allegedly performed a U-turn.

It will be alleged the driver continued to accelerate with the officer’s arm stuck in the steering wheel before crashing into the side of the unmarked police vehicle.

Police will further allege the driver continued to drive off before the keys were removed.

The driver suffered a facial injury during the struggle and was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

The 18-year-old will face the Southport Magistrates Court on May 10 for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evade police, learner unaccompanied, drive unregistered and uninsured vehicle, possess drug, utensil and tainted property.

The male senior constable suffered minor leg and back injuries and was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital.