Columbus police officer hit by car

News leader 9 has learned a Columbus police officer has been hit by a car.

It happened just after noon Monday near Warren Williams Apartments on 12th Street.

Witnesses say a man was driving away from police when he hopped out of the car and ran away through the housing development.

The car was still moving, so an officer tried to stop it.

A part of the car caught his hip, dragged him a few feet and ran over his foot.

The officer has been taken to the Medical Center for his injuries.

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