Police allege burnout hoon deliberately hit woman

Kim Treasure 20 May 2021
Police car

Police are seeking information after a hoon allegedly drove deliberately at a woman and hit her. Photo: File.

A woman has been hit by a car after confronting a driver doing burnouts on Theodore Oval.

ACT police are investigating the incident and say it appears the driver deliberately drove at the woman after she approached the vehicle on Tuesday evening (18 May) at about 6:20 pm.

The woman received leg injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The vehicle is described as a dark green or blue four-wheel-drive, with several blue-tinted driving lights on the front. It may have been bearing NSW number plates.

Police are seeking witnesses to the incident or dashcam footage of the vehicle leaving the area.


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ACT Policing says the incident serves as a reminder that while reporting crime is important, doing so safely is the first priority.

Detective Acting Superintendent ACT Road Policing Donna Hofmeier said that while police have asked people to report dangerous driving behaviour as part of the traffic focus this month, nobody should put themselves in harm’s way when doing so.

“We do want Canberrans to report dangerous driving when they see it,” Detective Hofmeier said. “We don’t want anyone to get hurt in the process.

“Get as much information as you can, such as the make and model of the vehicle, the registration, the colour, and any other distinguishing features. If you can get a video, that can be helpful too.

“I don’t recommend the general public involve themselves in a confrontation, as situations can quickly get out of hand. Stay somewhere safe and call the police on 131 444 or triple zero if lives are at risk.”


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Anyone with information about Tuesday’s incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Quote reference 6802117. Information can be provided anonymously.


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