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Woman run down by hoon driver doing burnouts in Canberra

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A woman has been run down by a hoon driver in Canberra on Tuesday, after confronting them for doing burnouts.

A woman has been run down by a hoon driver in Canberra after attempting to stop them from doing burnouts.

At 6.20pm on Tuesday, a woman approached the driver of the car who was allegedly doing burnouts at Theodore Oval.

The driver – whose identity is currently unknown – then allegedly drove deliberately at the woman.

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She suffered leg injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment.

The car in question is described as a dark green or blue four-wheel-drive, with many blue-tinted driving lights on the front.

It also may have NSW number plates.

Police are asking any witnesses to the event or anybody with dash cam footage of the vehicle leaving the area to come forward immediately.

Detective Acting Superintendent Donna Hofmeier of ACT Road Policing said while police ask the public to report dangerous driving, nobody should endanger themselves while doing so.

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"We do want Canberrans to report dangerous driving when they see it. We don't want anyone to get hurt in the process," she said.

"Get as much information as you can, such as the make and model of the vehicle, the registration, the colour, and any other distinguishing features.

"If you can get a video, that can be helpful too."

Acting Superintendent Hofmeier said that she does not "recommend the general public involve themselves in a confrontation" as situations can quickly get out of hand.

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"Stay somewhere safe and call the police on 131 444 or Triple Zero if lives are at risk."

Anyone with information about Tuesday's incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via Crime Stoppers ACT.

Source: 9News

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