Bankstown Highway Patrol
Police Seek Public Assistance After Officer Narrowly Missed By Speeding Vehicle – Bass Hill
Police are seeking public assistance after a speeding vehicle narrowly missed an officer conducting speed checks in Sydney’s South West last week.
During the afternoon of Friday 11 December a Police officer from Bankstown Highway Patrol was conducting stationary speed detection duties with a hand held radar on The Hume Highway, Bass Hill.
About 3.45pm, the officer observed a white Toyota RAV4 with a male driver, driving in the closest lane to him. The RAV4 was allegedly seen to accelerate and drive towards the officer at a speed well in excess of the posted speed limit.
The officer was able to avoid the car by jumping from the roadway behind a power pole. He escaped without injury.
Following the incident, the officer attempted to pursue the vehicle without success.
Investigations since the incident have been unable to locate the car or driver.
Police urge anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police or anyone with information about the incident to contact Bankstown Highway Patrol via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.