A police officer has been seriously injured after being struck by a trail bike in Maitland during a pursuit overnight.
Port Stephens-Hunter Police District officers had initiated a pursuit of the trail bike rider shortly before 7pm on the New England Highway.
The officer was on foot when he was struck by the trail bike and has suffered serious leg fractures, as well as suspected arm, head, pelvic and spinal injuries.
The male constable has been airlifted to John Hunter Hospital where his condition is reported to be serious but stable.
The trail bike rider – a man believed to be aged in his 20s – has been arrested and taken to John Hunter Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He remains there under police guard.
Officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit (CIU) are now inquiring into circumstances surrounding this incident.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.
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