Wild moment cops take down the passenger of a truck that slammed into a railway overpass: ‘Stop resisting’
- A truck in Brisbane’s CBD slammed into a bridge and was trapped on Thursday
- The passenger was arrested by police and charged with assault and obstruction
- Footage showed the passenger being wrestled to the ground by police officers
- One officer put the man, 37, in a headlock as they ordered him to stop resisting
- He was cuffed and the tow truck was freed from the overpass after two hours
Police have swarmed on man who was the passenger in a truck that smashed into a railway overpass after the driver took a wrong turn.
Dramatic footage in Brisbane‘s CBD on Thursday shows several officers in hi-vis vests wrestling the man to the ground and placing him in a headlock.
Police allege that after the truck carrying cars collided with the concrete structure crushing the vehicles, the 37-year-old became agitated, refused to obey instructions and shoved an officer.
He has been charged with assault and obstructing police.
Police have swarmed on man who was the passenger (pictured) in a truck that smashed into a railway overpass after the driver took a wrong turn
As the struggle intensified on the road, officers can be heard imploring him to ‘stop resisting’.
‘You’re under arrest for obstructing police,’ an officer says in the video, which was obtained by 9News.
The officer then tells him: ‘Get your arms behind you back now.’
Another orders the truck passenger to ‘do as your told’ before swearing.
Two of the officers are seen holding the man to the ground while one tries to put handcuffs on him.
A woman rushes to the passenger’s side during the commotion and asks police to ‘please help him!’.
The 37-year-old man struggling with officers was the passenger to a tow truck (pictured) that slammed into a bridge after the driver accidentally turned onto the highway. The cars on the truck were caved in
‘Get in the car now!’ one officer is heard saying as he points the woman in the other direction.
Another urges her to ‘step back’.
The three officers continue to hold the passenger down as he is heard whimpering.
‘Alright calm down, listen to me,’ one officer is heard saying as he sits on top of the man. ‘You’re under arrest for obstructing police.’
‘If you calm down we will sit you up. Do you understand?’
Police managed to cuff the man after struggling with him for more than two minutes.
Police managed to put handcuffs on the man after struggling with him for more than two minutes
The driver of the wrecked truck was much calmer than the passenger but was in shock over the crash.
He told authorities he had taken a wrong turn onto the highway while following his GPS before he slammed into the overpass.
The truck was eventually freed from the bridge after two hours.
Cars on the truck were completely crushed and carried away on smaller tow trucks.