VIDEO: Officer Hit by Fleeing Driver; Teen Arrested for Attempted Murder
Dramatic dash cam video shows the moment that a Florida officer was hit by a fleeing driver after a traffic stop.
Orlando Police Department officer William Anderson stopped the vehicle early Monday.
Video shows that Anderson stepped in front of the car to pursue the vehicle’s passenger, who fled when the car pulled over. The driver is then shown hitting Anderson with the car.
Anderson is still in the hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries.
Please keep Officer William Anderson in your thoughts and prayers He is still being treated for his injuries and remains in the hospital
— Chief John Mina (@ChiefJohnMina) July 15, 2015
Officials have since arrested the alleged driver, 17-year-old Edward Kelty, for attempted murder.
Photo of 17-year-old Edward Kelty, arrested for the attempted murder of OPD Officer William Anderson pic.twitter.com/iMqsqNKBUA
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) July 15, 2015