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Injured Qld officer has second surgery

A Queensland police officer seriously injured while trying to stop a vehicle has had a second round of surgery.

Constable Peter McAulay, 24, remains in a serious but stable condition in an induced coma in Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital after surgery on Friday night.

Const McAulay had just placed tyre spikes on a road to stop the car in Ipswich on Thursday when he was struck, receiving serious head and internal injuries and broken bones.

He had surgery soon after the 5am incident, which has sparked calls for officers to be equipped with ability to remotely shut down the engines of cars they are pursuing

A 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl have been charged with attempted murder and unlawful use of a motor vehicle over the incident.

Const McAulay's family have said they are grateful to police and the public for their support.

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