Gunman Run Over While Hijacking Car In Australia After 93-Mile Police Chase

Australian polices have released footage of an armed man being knocked to the ground by the car he was trying to hijack on a busy motorway.

The unlucky crook had fired his semi-automatic pistol at police officers after they stopped his blue Mitsubishi Lancer with tire-piercing spikes.

He also fired shots at a passing car, causing it to stop suddenly. It was then rear-ended by another vehicle, sending debris across the Pacific Motorway.

Seemingly attempting to hijack a different car, the 32-year-old gunman pointed his weapon towards a vehicle, which struck him and knocked the gun from his hand.

The man and his 20-year-old accomplice were arrested by New South Wales Police.

The criminals allegedly carjacked three separate vehicles on the chase, including one from a mother and her baby.

Calin McCabe, 20, and John Tough, 32, have been charged with intent to murder, discharging a firearm to avoid arrest and attempted car-jacking.

The assailants will also face charges under Skye's Law, which increases punishment for high-speed chases. The law has been in place since 19-month-old Skye Sassine died after alleged thieves crashed into her parents' car.