Cop left for dead now stable but needs intensive treatment
UPDATE: THE young police officer struck down by a stolen car is now listed as stable as the fight for his life takes a positive turn.
The Queensland Police Service has confirmed Constable Peter McAulay, 24, will be moved from Princess Alexandra Hospital's Intensive Care Unit to a specialised ward today after showing encouraging signs of improvement.
"Peter is now listed as stable, however will require intensive treatment for critical injuries received at Booval last week," the statement read.
"Thank you very much to the community for your support and well wishes for Peter, his family, friends and colleagues.
"At the moment, the focus of family, friends and colleagues is on Peter and his ongoing treatment, we ask that the media respect their privacy at this very difficult time."
EARLIER: THE young police officer fighting for life after allegedly being struck down by a stolen car almost a week ago is communicating with family and hospital staff, as he shows "slight signs" of improvement.
Constable Peter McAulay, 24, remains in a critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital with his family by his side.
Queensland Police confirmed the young officer continued to "show slight signs of improvement".
"Const McAulay has been able to communicate with family and medical staff at the PA Hospital's Intensive Care Unit, including being able to be sat up in bed," a QPS spokesman said.
Const McAulay suffered serious head and internal injuries after being struck by the vehicle, allegedly driven by two teenagers at Booval, west of Brisbane, last Thursday.