Cop’s lucky escape after car smash
A POLICE officer escaped with minor injuries after a car crashed into his vehicle in Heatley yesterday.
The Townsville Dog Squad senior constable was responding to a break and enter in Currajong when a car smashed into the side of the police vehicle at the Duckworth St and Dalrymple Rd intersection.
The male officer was travelling with lights and sirens on and a police dog inside the car.
District Duty Officer Senior Sergeant Matt Lyons said the officer was sent to Townsville Hospital with minor injuries and the dog was not harmed.
The driver of the other vehicle, 76, and the passenger, 72, also escaped serious injury.
Meanwhile, Sen- Sgt Lyons said a back- up police crew caught the male offender, who attempted to burgle the Currajong property.
The man fled on foot with no belongings after a resident caught him inside their home.
The man will appear in Townsville Magistrates Court today.