News

Man pepper sprayed and tasered after being hit by three cars

A MAN is undergoing surgery after allegedly being struck by three cars and then struggling with police officers at a Leichhardt service station.

Charges are yet to be laid, however police will allege that three officers were injured during a struggle with the man on Old Toowoomba Rd about 7.20pm Tuesday.

Police were initially called after a man was reportedly running in and out of traffic on Toongarra Rd, about 150m from the Caltex Service station on Old Toowoomba Rd.

It will be alleged that the 28-year-old man sustained extensive injuries after being hit by three different vehicles, despite efforts by some bystanders to restrain him.

He then ran down to the service station, where police claim that they used capsicum spray on the man due to his aggressive behaviour.

A police taser was also deployed before the man was taken to Ipswich Hospital.

An ambulance spokeswoman said the man was transported in a stable condition with a large cut to his leg.

He will undergo surgery.

Inspector Keith McDonald said three police officers were treated for minor injuries at St Andrew's Hospital.

The officers will also undergo disease testing, as there are concerns that blood may have been transferred during the alleged altercation between police and the injured man.

Topics:  leichhardt, police assault, taser




Businesses demand rate freeze from Paul Pisasale

SLUGGED: Bruce Alvey from Alvey Reels is unhappy about the 15% rise in land rates.

80% increase worries local business

Council: "Give us an answer now"

GREYHOUNDS: Runners in race eight at Thabeban Park.Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Logan in limbo over greyhound track proposal

Council invests in 16 new garbage trucks

Brisbane Truck Centre wins $6.38 million contract

Latest deals and offers

Three reasons your mind will be blown this week

Alan Dale and Jacki Weaver in a scene from the TV series Secret City.

THREE shows on Foxtel to make your mind boggle.

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair

Brian McFadden makes daughters pay for own Christmas gifts

McFadden makes his daughters pay for half their presents

Lady Gaga is a godmother

Lady Gaga has become a godmother to her friends' daughter

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley