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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.

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