SA man hit by car after driving into cop

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A man in a four-wheel drive has struck and injured police officer in Adelaide before driving off then trying to flee on foot, only to be hit by a car himself, police say.

The incident began just after 4pm on Monday when an allegedly stolen Range Rover 4WD was spotted speeding along Sir Donald Bradman Drive at Lockleys.

Officers did not pursue but a police aircraft directed patrol cars to Merlin Road in Fulham Gardens.

"Several police officers approached the vehicle in an attempt to apprehend the driver however, he reversed and dragged a female officer for several metres before driving off," SA Police said in a statement.

The officer was taken to hospital with a leg injury and is expected to make a full recovery.

The driver fled the scene and dumped the 4WD at Frederick Road at Seaton before trying to run away.

He was confronted by police and ran into the path of oncoming traffic, where he was struck by a car.

The man suffered non-life threatening injuries and is under police guard at Royal Adelaide Hospital.

He is expected to be charged with three counts of acts endanger life, illegal use and a raft of traffic offences.

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