An aerial shot of the incident, which left the police officer injured and in the middle of the road. Photo: Seven News The police officer. Photo: Seven News
A Queensland police officer has been hit by a car while trying to arrest two alleged car thieves in Logan, south of Brisbane.
The officer is being treated for a shoulder injury after being struck at the intersection of Albert Street and Tygum Road in Waterford.
Police arrested the two alleged teenage offenders in Kraatz Park in Loganlea, with footage from Seven News showing officers surrounding the men as they were taken into custody.
It later emerged that a third person – the driver of the second car – was involved in a head-on crash when he allegedly drove the wrong way up the University Drive on ramp of the Logan Motorway, according to a police spokesman.
The drivers of both allegedly stolen cars are now in hospital after being bitten by police dogs during their arrests.
Initial reports said police were responding to the theft of a black Lexus from a property on Kenny Road in Chambers Flat. The car, which had a tracking device, was located in Browns Plains on Wednesday morning.
Also at the service station was a white Toyota Camry, believed to have been stolen from a Sunnybank property earlier this month.
At least one of the vehicles was followed by a Queensland Police helicopter on Wednesday, although a police spokesman said there was no police pursuit.
Charges are yet to be laid against the two 17-year-olds and 18-year-old.
It comes after a Sunshine Coast police officer was hit by an alleged drink driver on Tuesday.
Police said the officer was issuing a ticket to another driver, when another car crossed on to the wrong side of Maroochydore Road and struck him.
The officer suffered minor injuries.
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