Austin police ask public for clues in hit-and-run that injured officer Saturday


Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver in a hit-and-run that injured an Austin police officer.

Police said the officer had been working at the scene of an earlier crash around 9:40 p.m. Saturday in the 3900 block of FM 973 near Texas 71 in Del Valle when he was struck by the vehicle.

The driver stopped briefly but fled from the area, police said. 

The officer’s injuries were not considered to be life-threatening, police said.

Authorities said three people reportedly were in the vehicle, which police described as a 4-door, black or dark-colored Honda Accord or Nissan Altima with a cracked windshield.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to call them at 512-974-5789 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477 or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES.

Tips also can be submitted through Austin police’s mobile app, Austin PD, a free download for iPhone and Android devices


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