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Hit-And-Run Driver Sends Dallas Officer To Hospital

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas police officer was released from the hospital hours after a red light runner slammed into his police cruiser without stopping to help early Sunday morning.

Department spokeswoman Sherri Jeffrey said Sr. Cpl. Charles Fleming was headed westbound in the 5200 block of Forest Lane when a driver in a late 1990s or early 2000s model navy blue Chevrolet or GMC truck ran the light at Inwood Drive and collided with the cruiser.

Jeffrey said the side of the man’s truck was heavily damaged and the driver fled the scene on two flat tires.

The suspect is a 50-year-old black man who stands 6’4 and weighs about 250 pounds. The truck suffered “severe damage” to its passenger side. The truck has side trim, a metal front bumper and metal tube rails on the cargo bed.

Jeffrey said police were able to get a visual of the truck from the red light camera at Inwood Drive.

Fleming was taken to Baylor Hospital and released hours later.

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