Police charge man after two officers injured in head-on crash – East Ryde

A man will appear in court today after he was charged over a head-on crash in East Ryde, that left two police officers injured.

Shortly before midnight (Friday 14 June 2019), officers attached to Ryde Police Area Command were patrolling on Lane Cove Road, Ryde, and attempted to stop a black Holden Commodore.

The Holden Commodore failed to stop, and a police pursuit was initiated.

A short time later, the northbound Holden Commodore crossed to the southbound lanes and collided head-on with a police vehicle on Pittwater Road, East Ryde.

Two officers were taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment.

The driver, a 33-year-old male sergeant, suffered a hand injury.

The front seat passenger – a 29-year-old female senior constable – suffered chest and back pain.

The passenger of the Holden Commodore, a man in his 20s, was not injured while the driver fled from the scene.

Following inquiries about 8.30pm on Sunday 17 June 2019, officers from Ryde Police Area Command arrested a 22-year-old man outside a unit block in Cambridge Street at Penshurst.

He was taken to St George Police Station where he was later charged with 12 offences including police pursuit – not stop, drive furiously, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, negligent driving, fail to stop, have custody of a knife, possess counterfeit currency and possess prohibited drug.

The man was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today (Monday 17 June 2019).

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