Surfers Paradise Queensland: Terrifying moment a policeman is knocked over and injured after driver accelerated when cops spotted the allegedly stolen car
- A getaway was short-lived in a crowded street
- An allegedly stolen car mounted one in front
- Police officer knocked down and injured
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Dramatic video shows the moment a driver’s attempted getaway left one cop in hospital, two cars destroyed and five people facing charges.
An allegedly stole car was spotted by police along Surfers Paradise Boulevarde on the Gold Coast when the driver tried to escape at around 8:40pm Friday night.
Patrolling officers noticed the car matched the description of one that had allegedly been stolen from an Oxenford property on September 11.
After police approached the car, the driver allegedly accelerated forward, knocking one officer to the ground.
Locals walking by filmed the short-lived getaway, which ended when the vehicle collided with another in front of it.
Dramatic video shows the moment an allegedly stolen vehicle attempted to escape two police officers only to crash into another car at a traffic stop
Two patrolling officers had spotted the car which had been reported as stolen. As they approached it the driver accelerated, knocking a senior male constable to the ground
The footage shows the allegedly stolen silver vehicle attempting to squeeze between another grey car and the footpath.
Instead of getting through, the silver car mounted the grey car before coming to a standstill.
Officers then arrested the five occupants inside.
The injured officer, a senior male constable, was taken to Pindara Private Hospital in a stable condition.
The driver of the grey 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, acts intended to resist arrest and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
The other occupants of the vehicle were a 19-year-old Loganholme woman, a North Booval man, aged 20, a 35-year-old Paradise Point man and a Nerang man.
All four adults were refused bail and are expected to appear in court Saturday.
The boy was also refused bail and is due to appear in the children’s court today.