South Australian police officer struck by car and airlifted to hospital

Holly Hales
AAP
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A police officer is in hospital after being struck by a car on Friday.
A police officer is in hospital after being struck by a car on Friday. Credit: James Ross/AAP PHOTOS/AAP

A police officer is in hospital after they tried to stop a car which struck them and then allegedly sped away.

The incident unfolded at Ucolta, in South Australia’s mid north, at 3pm on Friday when police were attempting to stop a vehicle on the Barrier Highway.

The car hit the officer and then allegedly sped from the scene.

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A police helicopter tracked the car for 45 minutes until it could be pulled over with the alleged driver arrested near the highway, about 1.6km north of Hallett.

The officer was taken to the Peterborough Hospital in a stable condition and will be airlifted to Adelaide.

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