Source: State of Victoria Police
Tuesday, 29 December 2020 07:00
Two uniform police officers have been injured after being hit by a car in Seaford this afternoon.
Police were called to a fast food restaurant on Ballarto Road about 2.40pm to perform a welfare check on a female in a vehicle who appeared unwell.
Upon police arrival, the driver allegedly drove her vehicle into the police officers, pinning one against a wall and running over the ankle of a second.
The male and female officers, both in their 20s, have been conveyed to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The silver Ford sedan was followed by the Air Wing for almost an hour, at times allegedly reaching speeds of 170km/h.
A tyre deflation device was successfully deployed, and the vehicle collided with a tree in Burwood about 3.35pm.
The 27-year-old female from Fairfield allegedly ran from the vehicle and hid in the rear yard of a residence on Gillard Street, where she was arrested.
She is currently assisting police with enquiries.
Sergeant Madeline Gillard