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South Australia 4WD driver hit by a car after fleeing scene where he drove into a police officer

4WD driver HITS a police officer before trying to flee the scene – and being smashed into by another vehicle

  • SA man has hit a police officer in his 4WD before trying to flee on foot
  • But he was then hit by another car himself suffering serious injuries
  • The man has since been taken to hospital and is under police guard  


A South Australian man in a four-wheel drive has struck a police officer before trying to flee the scene on foot and being hit by a car himself.

Police say the incident began just after 4pm on Monday, when a 4WD struck an officer on Merlin Road in Adelaide’s Fulham Gardens.

The officer suffered serious injuries and has been taken to hospital.

The driver fled the scene and dumped the 4WD near Grange Road before trying to run away.

The man suffered non-life threatening injuries and is under police guard at Royal Adelaide Hospital (pictured)

He was confronted by police and ran into the path of oncoming traffic, where he was struck by a car.

The man suffered non-life threatening injuries and is under police guard at Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Police say the incident began just after 4pm on Monday, when a 4WD struck an officer on Merlin Road in Adelaide's Fulham Gardens

Police say the incident began just after 4pm on Monday, when a 4WD struck an officer on Merlin Road in Adelaide’s Fulham Gardens

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