Charges laid after Yokine crash that left police officer with serious leg injury

Picture: Giovanni Torre
Picture: Giovanni Torre
Picture: Giovanni Torre Picture: Giovanni Torre

POLICE have laid a series of charges after an incident in Yokine left a police officer seriously injured.

Yesterday about 12.50pm police saw a vehicle crash into other cars near the intersection of Flinders Street and Morley Drive.

An officer intervened to prevent the vehicle from fleeing the scene and was pinned between the car and another vehicle, suffering ligament and muscle damage to her leg.

She has been discharged from hospital and will undergo treatment for several days.

Police arrested a number of people at the scene, one of whom was treated by St John Ambulance paramedics after suffering what police described as a “medical episode”.

Regional Investigations Unit detectives have now charged a 35-year-old from South Lake with one count of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, assault to prevent arrest, reckless driving, reckless driving (evade police), and two counts of fail to stop/render assistance after a traffic crash.

Arising from another matter, they were also charged with one count of breached bail and three counts of stealing.

The accused appears in Perth Magistrates Court today.

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