Driver Wanted In Hit-And-Run Of Parking Officer In Downtown Royal Oak

WWJ News
February 28, 2020 - 4:06 pm

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ROYAL OAK (WWJ) - Police are looking for a driver involved in the hit-and-run of a pedestrian in downtown Royal Oak. 

A Royal Oak Parking Enforcement Officer was injured in the incident just before 5 p.m. Thursday, in the area of South Main St. and Fifth Street.

Investigators said the officer was crossing Main in the crosswalk when a northbound driver in a red, four-door sedan failed to yeld, and ran into him

The driver — described by witnesses as a white female in her 30s  — stopped briefly at the scene before fleeing in an unknown direction, according to police. 

The officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a broken leg. 

As the investigation continues, police are continuing to speak with witnesses and checking video footage from businesses in the area for clues. 

Anyone with any additional information about this incident is asked to call Royal Oak Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Lieutenant Al Carter at 248-
246-3456.