A millionaire owner of a racehorse has promised to dedicate his life to stop the chases at high speed after his wife was seriously injured in a collision with a police car.
Bert Vieira's wife, Gai, 58, is in a coma after his black Mercedes-Benz was hit by a patrol car during a chase in Cronulla, south of Sydney, on September 5.
Mr. Vieira said that he had suffered extensive injuries as a result.
& # 39; My 43 year old wife is still in a coma. She has three broken ribs, a punctured lung, a knee, ankle, elbows and trauma to the damaged shoulder and brain, "he told reporters as he struggled to hold back the tears.
Bert Vieira's wife, Gai, is in a coma after his black Mercedes-Benz was run over by a highway patrol during a chase in Cronulla, south of Sydney, last Wednesday.
Mrs. Vieira suffered the impact of the accident while her three-year-old grandson who was sitting in the back seat escaped unharmed
& # 39; She never had a chance. This should never have happened.
"What would it be like if it was your wife, your daughter, your son, your husband, and this happens because the police think it's above the law?"
Mrs. Vieira suffered the impact of the crash while her three-year-old grandson who was sitting in the back seat escaped unharmed.
The sheriff who was driving the patrol car suffered injuries to his face as a result of the collision.
Vieira said Sydney police should stop pursuing drivers for minor offenses and reserve activities for serious matters.
He said witnesses told him that the patrol car had no flashing lights or sirens while performing a U-turn to chase another driver using his cell phone.
Mr. Vieira said that his wife had suffered extensive injuries as a result of the accident
"I am asking the Premier of NSW, I want the minister (of the police), someone to take responsibility, to defend himself from what they have done, to authorize this type of persecution," Vieira said.
"Other states have banned all this persecution because it has cost lives."
Mr. Vieira asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a resident of Cronulla and the local MP for Cook's electorate, to take action.
"Morrison, when he was in charge of Cook, is now the prime minister, for God's sake, wake up," he said.
Attorney General Mark Speakman said the government must balance the balance.
"Anyone who is injured or loses someone is always an incredibly distressing situation, although the police have to do their job," he told reporters on Thursday.
"We have to find the right balance between, on the one hand, maintaining the safety of the community, avoiding injuries and deaths at times for people, but making sure that criminals do not think they can escape as soon as a police car siren turns off.
The senior sheriff who was driving the patrol car suffered facial injuries as a result of the collision