Cop injured after driver allegedly hit him and fled

A police officer was reportedly run over by an unlicensed driver during an incident in Western Australia.

The officer was doing radar checks with his police partner on the Great Eastern Highway in Greenmount on Thursday when he was hit by the 1982 Ford ute.

The driver then fled, triggering a manhunt.

A police officer was reportedly run over by an unlicensed driver during an incident in Western Australia. (9News)

The officer, who is in his 50s, was left unconscious on the ground and taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The Great Eastern Highway has been closed and turned into a crime scene.

Police later arrested a 34-year-old man at his Mount Helena home in connection with the alleged hit-and-run.

The officer was conducting radar checks with his police partner on the Great Eastern Highway.
The officer was conducting radar checks with his police partner on the Great Eastern Highway. (9News)

He spent a night in police custody before being charged with seven offenses including non-assistance.

Residents of the Greenmount area say the section of the highway is well lit, but the part with a slight downhill turn can be dangerous and a potential blind spot, especially when traveling at high speeds.

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