Cedar Rapids officer dragged, injured in hit-and-run

Police seek public's help for information on car, driver

A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)
A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids police officer was injured Saturday night after he was dragged by a car that had just struck the officer’s squad car, authorities said.

According to police reports, an officer was parked behind a disabled car in the 1200 block of Collins Road NE at 11:22 p.m., waiting for a tow truck to arrive, when his squad car was struck from behind. As the officer tried to make contact, the driver of the vehicle that struck the police car attempted to drive away from the scene, dragging the officer, authorities said.

The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to reports.

The hit-and-run vehicle is described as a gold or brownish Nissan-type vehicle with front end damage, being driven by a female.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Cedar Rapids police at (319) 286-5491.

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