Four officers are injured – two seriously – in a chase with a stolen truck while a police car is rammed
- Stolen truck injures police after pursuit in Queensland
- Two officers were rushed to hospital
Four officers have been injured and three police cars damaged after a dramatic attempt to stop a runaway, allegedly stolen truck in Queensland.
Officers attempted to intercept the truck at Meringandan, north of Toowoomba, on Wednesday afternoon.
But at around 1:30 p.m., the truck crashed into a police vehicle and attempted to stop it, seriously injuring two officers – one was rushed to St. Vincent’s Hospital and the other was airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Two officers rushed to hospital after their police car was rammed by an allegedly stolen lorry near Toowoomba (file image)
Soon after, the truck rammed into two more police cars before finally coming to rest in nearby Kleinton.
Two other police officers suffered minor injuries.
The suspected driver and sole occupant of the lorry was detained by police at the scene.
An investigation is underway and charges are expected to follow overnight.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police.