COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus police officer working special duty was injured after being hit by a car in southeast Columbus Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 3:29, Tuesday, an officer-in trouble call was dispatched in the 3700 block of Kimberly Parkway North.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a special-duty officer who had been struck by a vehicle.
The officer stated the vehicle had hit-skipped another vehicle and sped up prior to striking her, and driving away from the scene.
A witness to the crash followed the suspect’s vehicle and provided officers with an accurate description of the vehicle; allowing police to initiate a traffic stop before taking the suspect, Fatimata Ly, 54, in custody.
The officer was taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition.
Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call the CPD Felony Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.