Police officer struck by vehicle; Authorities searching for hit and run suspect

TEXARKANA (KTBS) - The search is on for a hit and run suspect after a police officer was struck by a vehicle just after midnight.

It happened at Grady Wallace Park in Texarkana, Texas, following a disturbance involving more that 100 people.

Authorities say officer William Sprague was the first officer on the scene.

As Officer Sprague was attempting to make contact with one of the vehicles leaving the scene, he was struck by this vehicle.

Officer Sprague was transported to a local hospital with injuries to his upper body and head.

He is in serious condition at the hospital.

Police say the vehicle which struck Officer Sprague was possibly a newer model, silver SUV.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to call 911 with the information or Texarkana Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP. Officer Sprague has been employed with the Texarkana Texas Police Department since January of 2012.


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