A police officer has been seriously injured after being hit by a car in west Auckland overnight while responding to a burglary.
The officer was laying a spike strip on Great North Rd, New Lynn just after 11pm on Sunday when they were hit. The officer is in a serious but stable condition.
"Police spotted a suspect vehicle on Great North Rd and signalled for it to stop. It failed to do so and no pursuit was initiated," a statement said.
"An officer has deployed road spikes on the corner of Fruitvale and Great North Rds in attempt to stop the car when the fleeing vehicle has struck the officer."
The person driving the vehicle then crashed and was detained.
"An unknown number of occupants in the vehicle have all fled the scene on foot and at this stage not been identified or located," police said.
"As mentioned, the officer is in a serious but stable condition in Auckland Hospital and is expected to undergo surgery."
Waitematā District Commander Supet Naila Hassan said the incident was extremely traumatic for the officer and a colleague who administered first aid at the scene.
"This type of behaviour is deeply concerning and just shows the danger and risk that our officers face every day. They have families that they leave every day to come to work and they deserve to go home safely at the end of the day.
"Our investigation team is working fast to identify those involved and hold them accountable for their actions.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 105 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."