Hit-and-run driver strikes Dayton cruiser while officer inside

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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A Dayton police officer was taken to the hospital following this hit and run accident on linden Ave.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m.

A woman in her 40s faces hit-and-run charges after Dayton police say she struck a cruiser with an officer inside tonight and then fled the crash scene.

Police found the woman and her car at Arcadia Boulevard at Falke Drive, where she stopped because her damaged vehicle would go no further. Police said they also suspect alcohol was a factor in the incident.

UPDATE @ 7:50 p.m.

The officer involved in a hit-and-run was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a minor injury, police said.

Linden Avenue is blocked.

Police caught the other driver involved at Arcadia Boulevard near Falke Drive. At least one person in the other car also was taken to a local hospital, according to Dayton officers at the scene.

FIRST REPORT

A Dayton police cruiser was struck tonight by a hit-and-run driver.

The crash was reported around 7:15 p.m. in the 3500 block of Linden Avenue, in front of the Hasty Tasty Pancake House. The officer was inside the cruiser at the time of the crash.

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