UPDATE: A man has been charged after a Queensland Police Officer was struck by a car in Collingwood Park on Sunday.
Police said the officer, who was on a motorcycle, was conducting traffic enforcement on the Ipswich Motorway when he detected a car allegedly travelling at excessive speeds.
“It will be alleged as the officer was pulling up behind the car at the Mine Street exit the vehicle reversed toward him at speed, causing him to take evasive action on the bike to avoid being hit,” a statement from Qld Police reads.
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“The vehicle then allegedly accelerated forward and collided with the rear of the police motorcycle causing the officer to be thrown from the bike.”
The officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries to his hand and leg.
Following the incident, police posted vision online in an attempt to track down the offender.
At around 8:00pm last night, a man was taken into custody at an address in Ellen Grove.
The 24-year-old has been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, driving without a licence, driving an uninsured vehicle, driving an unregistered vehicle, failing to remain at the scene of a traffic incident, possessing dangerous drugs, stealing and receiving tainted property.
He is due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today.
EARLIER: Police are appealing for public assistance after a Queensland Police Officer was run down by a car in Collingwood Park yesterday.
Police said that around 7.50am, an officer on a motorcycle was conducting traffic enforcement on the inbound lanes of the Ipswich Motorway when he spotted a speeding car.
“The officer has followed and pulled the vehicle over at the Mine Street exit near Collingwood Park,” Police said in a statement.
“As the officer was pulling up behind the car, it will be alleged that it has reversed toward him at speed and he had to take evasive action on the bike to avoid being hit.
“The vehicle then accelerated forward and collided with the rear of the police motorcycle causing the officer to be thrown from the bike.”
Police said the driver, who remains at large, then sped off under the Ipswich Road overpass.
His car is described as a dark green older model Ford Falcon sedan.
The male officer was taken to hospital with injuries to his hand and leg.
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