Richmond police officer struck by car while breaking up sideshow

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Richmond police officer struck by car while breaking up sideshow
Photos: Richmond Police Department

Richmond police are searching for the driver who struck and injured a police officer who was trying to break up a sideshow early Sunday, police said.

The 8-year RPD veteran suffered serious injuries with broken bones, cuts to his head and road-rash in connection with the incident that occurred about 1:20 a.m. on Marina Bay Parkway just north of Regatta Boulevard, police said.

At about 1:20 a.m. police received numerous calls about a sideshow. When officers arrived, about 40 to 50 cars were in the area. As officers stopped cars for code violations, a car “accelerated toward one of our officers who was no foot,” police said.

“The car struck the officer which caused the officer to slide onto the hood and windshield area,” police said. “The car continued southbound on Marina Bay Parkway leaving the injured officer in the middle of the roadway.”

The officer remains in the hospital. No one is in custody for the assault.

“The only information we have regarding the suspect vehicle is that it was a black sedan,” police said. “We have since impounded several cars from this incident and we are continuing to interview witnesses.”

If anyone has any information, please call the RPD’s Traffic Unit Sgt. Pomeroy at (510) 621-1578.

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  1. This is why so many people are commenting on the lack of traffic enforcement in Richmond. These reckless drivers speed around town all day long with impunity, it is little wonder that it has come to this, an officer being hurt by a reckless driver with no regard for the law or safety of residents. If the RPD would crack down on all the speeders, red light runners and road ragers it would send a message that these type of activities will not be tolerated. Unfortunately the current message is the exact opposite.

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