Routine RBT turns into a nightmare
A police officer has had part of his leg amputated after a car ploughed into him and another colleague while they were setting up a roadside RBT in western Sydney.
A 22-year-old driver has been charged with using a mobile phone and dangerous driving offences over the crash, which happened on Campbelltown Road at Leumeah, just before 8.30pm yesterday.
One of the two senior constables injured has had a partial amputation, the NSW Police Force has confirmed, adding that he could be out of intensive care later today.
Both officers suffered serious lower leg injuries.
“From the initial incident when it happened, with two officers suffered serious injuries, the work of police at the scene was critical in saving one of the officer’s lives,” Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said earlier today.
The other senior constable reportedly suffered multiple lower leg fractures, with police stating he is in good spirits in hospital.
The 22-year-old driver of the car was not injured in the crash and was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.
He has since been taken to Campbelltown Police Station and charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm; two counts of driving in a dangerous manner dangerous; two counts of cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle; negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm; and driver using a mobile phone when not permitted.
His licence has also been suspended, and he was refused bail to appear at court today.
A police critical incident team is investigating the crash, and their work will undergo independent review.
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