EL CAJON: Officer Hospitalized After Hit-and-run Crash at 2nd and Main Streets
EL CAJON, California — According to an article by San Diego Union-Tribune, a police officer suffered injuries after being hit by a vehicle’s door on 2nd Street at Main in the evening of December 22.
At about 8:00 p.m., police were sent to a strip mall on North 2nd and Main streets to check on a man who was sleeping behind the wheel of a Jeep SUV.
Respondents found the driver’s door open. When an officer walked up, the driver quickly turned on the engine and started backing up resulting in one officer struck by the open door.
The injured officer was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injury.
Further, as per the article, the Jeep driver kept going after the collision but was later arrested.
Help for the Victims
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