Hit-and-run driver strikes San Jose police officer

April 15, 2013 5:59:09 AM PDT
A would-be car thief is on the loose after running over a police officer while making his escape.

It all happened about 11:30 last night near the intersection of West San Fernando Street and Delmas Avenue. Police say the officer was directing traffic after a concert at HP Pavilion when he was hit. Police believe the suspect was speeding away after attempting to steal another vehicle in the parking lot. The vehicle is described as a four-door dark colored Acura.

The officer is expected to survive his injuries.

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