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Police officer struck by hit-and-run driver near Ohio State’s campus

Columbus Police cruisers stationed at the Ohio Union on Saturday morning. Credit: Cameron Roda / Lantern reporter

Columbus Police cruisers stationed at the Ohio Union on Saturday morning. Credit: Cameron Roda / Lantern reporter

A Columbus Division of Police officer was struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning on North Pearl Street between East 12th and Chittenden avenues, according to Columbus Police officers at the scene.

The driver fled the scene after striking the officer with his vehicle and remained unidentified as of late afternoon Sunday.

Columbus Police declined multiple requests for comment at the crime scene and the victim’s name and condition are still unknown.

While the exact time the incident occurred is unknown, Columbus Police arrived at the scene at about 1 a.m. Saturday.

Police at the scene roped off North Pearl Street from 13th to Chittenden avenues and did not allow pedestrians through.

At least four Columbus Police cruisers were present at the crime scene Saturday morning, while five other police cruisers were stationed in the area at the Ohio Union on East 12th Avenue, two of which were Ohio State Police Department vehicles.

Officers at the scene declined to disclose their names.

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