Victoria police officer in hospital after being struck by vehicle, driver arrested

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VICTORIA — A Victoria police officer has been seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on a city street.

Police say in a news release that the officer was on special duty assignment, accompanying city bylaw staff on Monday morning, when he was hit.

The department says the officer was standing next to his vehicle when he was hit from behind.

The officer is being treated in hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene.

Police say the man will be held while the investigation is ongoing.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 27, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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