Officer injured after being struck by car in Fairfax Co.

Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, are asking for the public’s help in identifying a car — and its driver — that hit one of their officers early this morning in Centreville.

The incident happened around 2:15 a.m. at a traffic stop in the area of Centreville and Compton roads.

The driver of a black four-door sedan, believed to be a Honda, failed to slow for the traffic stop and struck the officer in the lower body as it passed. The officer was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. The car may have damage to its passenger side mirror or bumper.

The black sedan was last seen heading south on Centreville Road, crossing into Prince William County.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call the Sully District Station. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Fairfax County Crime Solvers.

Sandy Kozel

Sandy Kozel is an anchor at WTOP. She came to WTOP after a long career as an anchor/correspondent with the Associated Press. She also worked in local radio in the Cleveland area — and in Buffalo, where she was an award-winning anchor and reporter with WGR Radio and entertainment reporter for WGRZ-TV

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