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Bread truck avoids Bulli Pass road spikes

A teenager swerved to miss road spikes on Bulli Pass during a pursuit in a bread truck this morning.
About 6.15am today (Wednesday), police spotted a stolen bread truck travelling on Robinsons Road, Gwynneville.
The truck had been stolen while making a delivery earlier in the morning.
Police attempted to pull over the vehicle, however it allegedly failed to stop, and a pursuit was commenced.During the pursuit, a Highway Patrol officer placed road spikes on Bulli Pass. It’s alleged the teenage driver attempted to avoid the spikes and swerved toward the officer. He dived out of the way, suffering minor injuries in the process.
The truck continued and was chased through Heathcote, where it’s alleged it collided with another vehicle. No one was injured in the crash, however the truck failed to stop and the pursuit continued.
The truck was eventually stopped in Engadine and the 17-year-old driver was arrested. He has been taken to Sutherland hospital under police guard for mandatory blood and urine testing.The police officer has been taken to Wollongong Hospital for assessment.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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