Police officer is ‘MOWED down’ trying to stop a stolen car in Adelaide while trying to stop the driver as paramedics scramble to the scene
- An SA Police officer has been mowed down after trying to stop a stolen car
- The stolen white Volkswagen Amarok was spotted in south Adelaide on Friday
- Police tracked the ute through Adelaide for 30 minutes with the help of PolAir
- The officer was hit by a member of the public’s car while setting up road spikes
A police officer has been mowed down after trying to stop a stolen car in Adelaide.
He was hit by a member of the public’s car after trying to deploy road spikes to stop the Volkswagen Amarok in Everard Park, south Adelaide, on Friday afternoon.
The officer was not seriously injured and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
SA Police spotted the stolen white ute on Flaxmill Road, in Christie Downs, at about 12.30pm and checked its registration.
A police officer was mowed down in the south of Adelaide on Friday afternoon (pictured with paramedics) after trying to deploy road spikes to stop a stolen white Volkswagen Amarok ute
The officer was hit by a member of the public’s car in Everard Park and was not seriously injured. He was treated at the scene by paramedics (pictured above)
Registration checks found the car had been stolen from a Noarlunga Centre car wash on Thursday morning.
The Volkswagen was not pursued but PolAir was used to monitor the ute’s location.
Police tracked the car through Adelaide’s inner southern and western suburbs for over 30 minutes.
The police officer was trying to deploy road spikes to stop the ute when he was hit by another car on Anzac Highway at Everard Park.
Police spotted the stolen white ute at 12.30pm on Friday. Police monitored the ute’s location before attempting to stop the driver (police officer being treated by paramedics pictured)
The Volkswagen was dumped near Colley Terrace, in Glenelg, and the male driver ran off.
He was arrested by SA Police in a nearby car park.
It is understood the man will be charged on Friday afternoon.
Anzac Highway is currently closed to all city bound traffic from South Road at Everard Park.
The Volkswagen was dumped and the male driver ran off. He was arrested by SA Police in a nearby car park. It is understood the man will be charged on Friday (paramedics pictured)