Investigation underway after policeman struck by car - Cooma

Monday, 30 August 2021 10:32:40 PM

An investigation is underway after a policeman was struck by a vehicle in the state’s Southern Region tonight.

About 8.20pm (Monday 30 August 2021), officers from Monaro Police District were in pursuit of a confirmed stolen utility on the Monaro Highway, Nimmitabel, about 10km outside of Cooma.

The ute stopped, and the driver got out of the car and started to run. The police officers also stopped, and the male officer got out of the car and commenced a foot pursuit.

The man was seen getting into a small white sedan and that car has then collided with the policeman.

The Constable suffered serious head injuries and was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

A crime scene has been established as investigations into the crash get underway by officers from Monaro Police District.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.