Police probe after woman hurt

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph
Police are investigating if officers patrolling in South Hedland ran over a woman who was found with serious leg injuries on Thursday night. Major Crash unit attending the scene.
Camera IconPolice are investigating if officers patrolling in South Hedland ran over a woman who was found with serious leg injuries on Thursday night. Major Crash unit attending the scene. Credit: Picture: Robert Dougherty

A 45-year-old woman has been discharged from hospital, a week after an incident which may have involved a police car in South Hedland.

The woman, who was discharged from Royal Perth Hospital on October 25, was recovering from serious leg injuries, possibly fractures, after the incident about 7.40pm on October 18.

The major crash investigation unit, overseen by the internal affairs unit is still investigating the incident in which officers patrolling the area found the injured woman.

First aid was rendered at the intersection of Wise Terrace and McLarty Boulevard, before she was taken to Hedland Health Campus with suspected fractures to her legs and flown by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to Perth. Earlier that night another patrol car felt a bump while driving, but the occupants believed they had hit the kerb.

The woman is still undertaking rehabilitation at Bentley Hospital in Perth.

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