Just after 10pm last night today, South Metropolitan Response officers sighted a stolen Holden Commodore utility travelling west along Hardey Road in Ascot. The vehicle had been stolen from a home in Glendalough sometime between 5 and 6 June 2017.
The police vehicle was stopped at a red traffic light at the intersection of Hardey Road and Great Eastern Highway when prior to the lights changing, it is alleged the driver of the stolen Commodore performed a U-turn and attempted to evade police., WA Police say
The utility travelled east along Hardey Road and a short distance before the intersection of Hardey Road and Sydenham Street Belmont, it is alleged the driver of the utility lost control as he attempted to overtake a Transperth bus. The utility collided with a number of centre island bollards and a tree before spinning 180 degrees and striking the bus.
It is also alleged the driver of the stolen vehicle attempted to run away but was apprehended by police a short distance away.
The driver received broken bones and facial lacerations as a result of the crash and was taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment.
No other person was injured in the crash.
A 33 year old man from Bedford is facing numerous charges relating to traffic and burglary offences.