Teen charged after traffic stop and foot pursuit - Yagoona

Friday, 19 November 2021 12:58:15 AM

A teenager has been charged with driving offences after an incident in Sydney’s south-west yesterday.

About 7.15pm (Thursday 18 November 2021), officers attached to South West Metro Operations Support Group were conducting routine patrols when they observed an unknown male wearing a balaclava and no helmet, while riding an unregistered Yamaha trail bike on the Hume Highway at Yagoona.

A short time later, police stopped alongside the Yamaha at the traffic lights at the intersection of the Hume Highway and Edgar Street, Yagoona.

When an officer exited his vehicle to speak with the rider, he allegedly attempted to flee the scene on the Yamaha, colliding with the constable before crashing into the rear of a stationary Toyota Corolla.

The rider allegedly fled, and a foot pursuit was initiated before the rider and a male senior constable were struck by a Honda Civic travelling westbound on the Hume Highway.

The rider allegedly attempted to flee again but was arrested a short distance away.

He was taken to Bankstown Hospital for assessment but was not injured.

The 16-year-old was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for negligent driving (no death or grievous bodily harm), never licensed person drive vehicle on road, use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road, use vehicle on road or road related area m/v tax not paid and motor bike rider (alone) not wear/secure fit approved helmet.

He will appear at a Children’s Court on Wednesday 15 December 2021.

The senior constable was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries, while the constable was uninjured.

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 information via NSW Police social media pages.