Police Officer Hit By Car Near Nambucca Heads

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30 December 2018

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A police motorcyclist has been hit during a vehicle stop on the Mid North Coast.

Just before 11am on Sunday, a Traffic and Highway Patrol officer on a motorcycle stopped a Subaru hatchback on the Pacific Highway at Warrell Creek, south of Nambucca Heads.

While the officer was dealing with the driver for a traffic related matter, another vehicle, a Mazda 2, hit the stationary motorcycle and officer, before colliding with the Subaru.

The male senior constable was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital with a broken leg.

The female driver of the Subaru was uninjured.

The female driver of the Mazda, from Queensland, is believed to be aged in her 30’s.  She was treated at the scene for shock.

Officers from Mid North Coast Police District, assisted by the Crash Investigation Unit will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Police are speaking with the Mazda and Subaru drivers as part of their inquiries.

No arrests or charges have been made at this stage.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The latest incident is a reminder for motorists to slow to 40km/h if passing emergency service vehicles with their lights flashing.

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