Two Prince George’s officers hit by suspects’ cars within 8 hours

WASHINGTON — A Prince George’s County police officer was injured in a hit-and-run crash early Thursday morning, less than eight hours after a similar incident sent an officer to the hospital.

Investigators say that at about 1 a.m. Thursday, an officer approached a stolen car. The driver accelerated and sped away from the scene, pushing the officer up on the hood of the vehicle.

The officer was injured and is now recovering.

Police are still looking for the driver, who was last seen on Wheeler Road traveling toward D.C. in a 2008 Gold Subaru Outback with D.C. license plate DT2586.

Just before 6 p.m. Wednesday, another Prince George’s County officer was injured after walking up to a car in District Heights, getting caught in the door and being dragged by the vehicle.

“With our officer still caught, the suspect sped off, going about 100 yards before striking a tree,” says Prince George’s County Police Spokeswoman Cpl. Nicole Hubbard.

The driver ditched the car at the scene and ran away on foot, eluding a large search that included dozens of officers, a helicopter and K9 unit.

Police are still looking for that driver as well.

The officer was injured and taken to a hospital but is expected to recover.

Nick Iannelli

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