Surfers Paradise Queensland: Terrifying moment police officer is knocked down and injured after driver speeds when cops spot allegedly stolen car
- A short-lived escapade on a crowded street
- Allegedly stolen car rode one in front
- A police officer knocked down and injured
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Dramatic video shows the moment a driver’s escape attempt left a police officer in hospital, two cars destroyed and five people charged.
A suspected stolen car was spotted by police along Surfers Paradise Boulevarde on the Gold Coast when the driver attempted to escape at around 8.40pm on Friday night.
Officers on patrol noticed the car matched the description of one allegedly stolen from an Oxenford property on September 11.
After police approached the car, the driver allegedly accelerated, knocking an officer to the ground.
Passersby filmed the short escapade, which ended when the vehicle collided with another vehicle in front of it.
Dramatic video shows the moment an allegedly stolen vehicle tried to elude two police officers only to crash into another car during a traffic stop.
Two officers on patrol spotted the car which had been reported stolen. As they approached, the driver accelerated, knocking a high-ranking police officer to the ground.
The footage shows the allegedly stolen silver vehicle trying to squeeze between another gray car and the sidewalk.
Instead of passing, the silver car drove up the gray car before stopping.
Police then arrested the five occupants inside.
The injured police officer, a senior police officer, was taken to Pindara Private Hospital in stable condition.
The driver of the gray car, a 69-year-old woman, was also taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
A 16-year-old Labrador boy has since been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
The other occupants of the vehicle were a Loganholme woman, 19, a North Booval man, aged 20, a Paradise Point man, 35, and a Nerang man.
All four adults were denied bail and are expected to appear in court on Saturday.
The boy was also refused bail and is due to appear in the Children’s Court today.