Car that struck officer in hit-and-run found by SF police

The vehicle used to strike a South San Francisco police officer on Christmas Eve has been found by the San Francisco Police Department, authorities said.

Police in South San Francisco were notified late Friday morning that the vehicle used in a hit-and-run collision involving an officer in the 600 block of Spruce Avenue in South San Francisco was located by San Francisco police.

Investigators went to the location where the car, a white two-door Honda Accord with a broken passenger side mirror, had been found and collected evidence and witness statements, police said.

The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when officers were investigating a different hit-and-run collision. The white Honda started speeding west toward them on Spruce Avenue, according to police.

One officer was hit after the officers motioned for the driver to stop, but the car continued at them. The officer was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries not considered life threatening. He was released early Christmas morning and is back on duty, police said.

The investigation into the assault is ongoing. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call South San Francisco police at (650) 877-8900 or an anonymous tip line at (650) 952-2244.

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