Police officer struck by vehicle during traffic stop

November 12, 2010 4:00:20 PM PST
A San Francisco police officer was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop this afternoon at Buchanan and Fell streets, a police spokesman said.

The incident took place just after 2:30 p.m.

The officer's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

The vehicle that struck the officer fled the scene, and police are searching the area, Esparza said.