Police officer’s promise after being injured in hit and run

A Brisbane police officer has shared his traumatic experience after an alleged hit and run driver nearly cost him his life.

Senior Constable Luke Zannier had been checking driver speed limits in Salisbury with the Mount Gravatt Highway Patrol Branch around 6am on December 7 when a man driving an allegedly stolen white Mercedes mowed him down.

The police officer had stepped onto the road and holding a hand out to slow the driver, who allegedly sped up and deliberately hit him.

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The respected officer of 10 years described the traumatic incident and shared his gratitude to all who have supported his recovery.

"A massive thank you from the bottom of my heart, and my family want to pass on a massive thanks as well," he said.

The collision caused five broken ribs, severe internal bruising, and several cuts and grazes.

After recovering in hospital, the officer has returned home and is being looked after by his wife and family.

"Even though the incident was really traumatic, it's made me appreciate things a lot more, my partner Jodie, my kids, time with family, it's made me thankful for the little things in life," Senior Constable Zannier said.

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The collision was captured on police footage, with investigations identifying the alleged driver as 19-year-old Jahmal Paton.

Three days after the crash, Mr Paton was found and arrested.

He's been charged with attempted murder and a 29-year-old also faces several other offences.

Senior Constable Zannier said despite his injuries, he's looking forward to getting back to work.

"I just wanna make sure the body's right and the head's right, but yeah looking forward to getting back to work definitely," he said.

"I just really enjoy doing the job and putting the uniform on every day."

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