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SDPD officer hospitalized after being struck by vehicle in Midway District

Posted at 5:31 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 12:29:35-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A San Diego Police officer and another person were struck by a vehicle along a major Midway District roadway Thursday morning.

The officer was responding to a vandalism call at about 4:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of Midway Drive at Rosecrans Street, according to police.

The officer was outside of his patrol vehicle and working to detain a suspect when both were struck by a passing SUV. Witnesses say the officer had the suspect pinned down when they were hit.

"The suspect ran from the officers. While taking the suspect into custody in the street, both were stuck by an oncoming vehicle," SDPD said via a Tweet.

The officer is in serious but stable condition. The unidentified officer was spotted on a gurney and being lifted into an ambulance while giving the thumbs up sign.

The suspect is in critical condition with life threatening injuries.

The motorist that struck the two victims remained on the scene, no further details were released at this time.

SDPD temporarily shut down portions of Midway Drive during the investigation.