Officer down after stolen car incident
A POLICE officer is understood to be injured following an incident involving a stolen car in Townsville.
Paramedics were called to the intersection of Old Common Rd and Bundock St in Belgian Gardens to reports of a police officer down.
It's understood the stolen vehicle was sighted around the Pallarenda Road area about 2pm this afternoon.
Reports indicate the stolen vehicle may have been involved in a head-on collision with a police car.
The injured police officer has been transported to hospital with a leg injury.
Police have closed Bundock Street from Old Common Rd to Evans St and multiple agencies are assisting with traffic control.
Police said to avoid the area if possible.