Driver flees after police hurt in crash

TWO police officers sustained minor injuries after a car collided with their vehicle at Kings Meadows yesterday.

The marked police car was on patrol in Riseley Street, when the collision occurred at the intersection with Jillian Street about 11.26am.

Inspector Michael Johnston said early investigations suggested that the bronze Holden Commodore was travelling at a high speed and failed to obey a give- way sign when it collided with the police vehicle.

"The crash appeared to be unintentional," he said.

"The male driver immediately fled the scene on foot.

"A search of the area failed to locate him.

"Two constables in the police vehicle were treated at the Launceston General Hospital for minor cuts and bruises.

"Their car was extensively damaged."

Police arrested a man in the area of Bond and Guy streets, about 2.25pm.

Police urge anyone who saw a bronze 1999 Commodore sedan being driven erratically in the Kings Meadows area yesterday morning to call Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.