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The Lubbock Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run accident involving one of their own officers.

According to a press release, the accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. the night of Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2020 in the 2600 block of Avenue L in East Lubbock.

An LPD officer was rear-ended by a private citizen while responding to a call, police said. The force of the crash pushed the patrol vehicle into a chain-link fence, which then hit a separate parked vehicle. Another parked vehicle was also struck by the LPD vehicle as a result of the crash.

The suspect in the hit-and-run jumped out of the vehicle and ran off. They have yet to be found.

For more information, read the LPD's press release below:

The Major Crash Investigation Unit responded to a hit-and-run that occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the 2600 block of Avenue L.

An officer was traveling southbound in the 2600 block of Avenue L in her patrol vehicle while responding to a call. A Chevrolet Silverado, also traveling southbound on Avenue L, struck the rear of the officer’s patrol vehicle. As a result, the patrol vehicle went over the east curb and struck a chain-link fence, pushing the fence into a parked vehicle. The patrol vehicle continued south, struck a wood fence, and came to rest after striking a second parked vehicle. The driver of the Chevrolet fled the scene on foot and was not located.

The officer was transported to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Major Crash Investigation Unit will close Avenue L between 25th Street and 27th Street from 1-3 p.m. today to conduct a follow-up investigation. Drivers are encouraged to seek an alternate route and avoid the area.

Anyone with information related to this crash is encouraged to call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

The Major Crash investigation is ongoing.

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