JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville officer and a suspect were hit by a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office cruiser near North Davis and 13th streets on Thursday night.
The crash happened as an officer was pursuing a carjacking suspect.
Around 8 p.m., an officer ran the tags on a vehicle he believed to be stolen and that vehicle came back as stolen.
The officer pursued the vehicle and eventually, the man driving the car bailed from the car and took off on foot.
The officer then chased him on foot and another officer that was responding to the scene as backup hit the officer and the man.
JSO said there were no serious injuries as a result of the crash. A woman that was in the stolen car at the time was detained for questioning.
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#JSO Traffic Homicide Unit is working a traffic crash involving a #JSO police officer that was hit by a vehicle. No serious injuries reported at this time. Occurred at W. 13th St and N Davis St. Media will be addressed at 10:10 p.m. at 8th/Davis.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) December 8, 2017
.@JSOPIO has several streets in #HogansCreek blocked off. They say one of their own was hit by a vehicle but no serious injuries have been reported. Stay with @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/Nty9rByxgb— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) December 8, 2017
UPDATE: #JSO says an officer & suspect were hit by another #JSO officer - during a carjacking investigation. @RussellANjax will have another LIVE report ON FOX30 at 1030 @ActionNewsJax https://t.co/G4SdQS8tZm— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) December 8, 2017
JSO: Responding officer struck suspect & Officer Eric Megela (2-year veteran) while responding to stolen vehicle pursuit. Injuries to both men not life-threatening. Stay with @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/JhPUrrXkqn— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) December 8, 2017
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