Officer struck by car while investigating fatal hit and run

February 6, 2021 GMT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer was in critical condition after being struck by a car Saturday while investigating a fatal hit and run.

The Florida Times-Union reports the officer was standing outside a marked patrol car as the officer tried to block traffic during the investigation into a pedestrian who was struck and killed. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was lying in the middle of the street.


The Jacksonville Sheriff’s didn’t release the officer’s name or information about the driver who hit the officer.