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El Paso police search for fleeing black sedan that struck officer & broke his legs

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UPDATE, Dec. 14: Police said Monday that an officer "intentionally" struck by a fleeing car over the weekend suffered broken legs as they put out a public call for help in locating the vehicle.

Authorities said three bike patrol officers had approached a black sedan slowing down at the intersection when the driver accelerated towards the officers.

The car struck the bikes and injured one of the trio, while the other two officers were unhurt. The officer who was struck suffered fractures to both legs, officials said.

Police asked that anyone with potential information about the fleeing black sedan contact detectives at 915-212-4040 or call Crime Stoppers at 915-566-TIPS.

ORIGINAL REPORT, Dec. 12: EL PASO, Texas -- An El Paso police officer on foot was struck and injured by a hit and run driver early Saturday morning near the city's El Segundo Barrio section.

It happened before 1:30 a.m. at E. 7th Avenue and S. Campbell Street.

Investigators described the officer as a "pedestrian," but it was unclear if the officer was crossing the street or had another reason for being in the roadway at the time of being hit.

After striking the officer, authorities said the vehicle left the scene. No description of the fleeing car was provided.

A police statement said the "officer was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries."

No further details were available early Saturday morning.

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