Police have released vision of the driver accused of deliberately hitting a Queensland Police officer in an alleged stolen Mercedes.
The senior constable was performing speed checks on Orange Grove Road at Salisbury around 6.30am on Wednesday when he was struck.
According to police, the officer attempted to intercept the stolen white Mercedes C250 sedan by entering the roadway on foot when the vehicle was “driven directly” at him.
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The officer received non-life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated in hospital.
Detectives investigating the hit-and-run have released vision of the Mercedes in a McDonald’s drive-through at Salisbury just moments before the incident.
The car has since been found abandoned at Wishart, but the driver remains at large, with police appealing for help to identify him and his female passenger.
Police are seeking information to identify the driver of a car that struck an officer at Salisbury this morning. They are also seeking footage & witnesses to the incident.
The senior constable is in hospital suffering non-life-threatening injuries.
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“Police are encouraging witnesses or those with footage of the white Mercedes, bearing Qld registration plates 132 ZCT, to come forward,” police said.
Investigations are ongoing.
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