Police in Virginia are searching for a driver accused of striking an officer then driving off without stopping.
Officers were conducting a traffic stop about 2:15 a.m. Saturday near Centreville Road and Compton Road in Centreville, Fairfax County Police said.
Dashcam and body-worn camera video released by police shows one officer near the driver’s side of a stopped car. Another officer approaches from behind.
The officer at the rear moved toward the shoulder of the road and can be heard shouting: “Heads up! Heads up! Heads up!”
A black four-door Sedan sped by southbound, striking the officer toward the front of the car.
The officer was injured in the lower body, police said. They were taken to a hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, police said.
The hit-and-run suspect crossed into Prince William County, police said.
Police said the car may be a Honda with damage to the passenger-side mirror or bumper. Police asked for the public’s help in identifying the driver. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 703-814-7000.