A senior agent allegedly chased a driver on a high-speed mobile phone without sirens before his patrol collided with a luxury Mercedes driven by the wife of a prominent racing figure.
Gai Vieira, the wife of race horse owner Bert Vieira, was taken to St George Hospital in critical condition after the crash in Cronulla, south Sydney, on Wednesday.
His two-year-old grandson was a passenger in the car at the time but was not injured.
Ms. Vieira's son, Trent, traveled to social networks on Wednesday night in a desperate search for answers.
The wife of a Sydney horse racing figure is fighting for her life in the hospital after her Mercedes collided with a police vehicle in the south of the city on Wednesday. The scene of the accident is represented
Gai Vieira (left, who is the husband of Bert Vieira, pictured on the right) was rushed to St George Hospital in critical condition
"They told us that supposedly the police officer who hit her was traveling approximately 140km without the sirens on and she did not have the opportunity to use the brakes at all," reported Mrs. Vieira's son. Trent, on Facebook.
"We call on the witnesses of the accident to get in touch with me."
An investigation of critical incidents has been launched.
The police have publicly appealed to the images of the dashcam camera of the accident.
Deputy Commissioner of Police NSW Michael Corboy said The police had received several eyewitness accounts of the accident, which occurred at the intersection of The Kingsway and Connels Road in Cronulla.
Ms. Vieira's son, Trent, took social media on Wednesday night in search of answers
He did not confirm if the police car was "under lights and sirens" at that time.
"We will interview the driver as soon as possible and we will be interviewing the other witnesses involved and we will review the dashcam footage that has been given to us by a number of independent people," said Assistant Commissioner Corboy.
"We are analyzing everything in relation to this investigation, we are seeing where the Mercedes was in the crash, we are looking at the speed of the police vehicle, we are looking at the lights and the sirens."
The sheriff at the wheel of the patrol car was treated for minor facial injuries.
Ms. Vieira's son, Trent, posted this public appeal on Facebook to get information
The police were carrying out the operation at the time of the accident.
& # 39; While working at Kingsway in the county, a report from a person using a mobile phone [while driving] He was transported to a patrol vehicle on the central metropolitan highway, "said Assistant Commissioner Corboy.
Witnesses said Seven News said they believe the police car was traveling at great speed along the Kingsway when the Mercedes attempted a turn to the right.
"It was a terrible shock." It happened only a few meters from the house of the chiefs. Cop car was flying at that time. Going too fast, "another witness posted on the Facebook page of St. George Sutherland Leader.
The patrol car of the road patrol and Mrs. Vieira's Mercedes collided at the intersection of The Kingsway and Connels Road in Cronulla
Mrs. Vieira's husband, Bert, is co-owner of Trapeze Artist, one of the favorites to win The Everest race, valued at 13 million dollars and considered the "richest turf race in the world".
Trapeze Artist must compete in Group 2 $ 200,000 Theo Marks Stakes at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reported.
"It depends on Bert, if he wants Trapeze Artist to work, we'll run," coach Gerald Ryan told the publication.
"But if he does not want it to run because of what happened, we're going to scratch and go to Plan B."
He is currently the favorite to win on Saturday, with a price of $ 2.80.
Everest will take place at the Royal Randwick in Sydney on October 13.
An investigation of critical incident in the collision has been launched