ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – An Arlington officer who was working near AT&T Stadium on a bicycle was hit by an SUV that didn’t stop to help, police say. The officer is expected to be okay after being released from the hospital.
Police say the officer was working an off-duty assignment at AT&T Stadium at around 12:45 a.m. when he responded to a call in the 800 block of N. Collins Street. He and another officer were on their way to the call on their bikes.READ MORE: Assistant Chief Of Police Operations Gary Tittle New Top Cop In Richardson
As the officer was crossing N. Collins, he was hit by an SUV, causing him to be ejected from his bike. The suspect vehicle didn’t stop to help the officer.
Police say the officer was taken to the hospital and was released about three hours later.READ MORE: Blue Mound Police: Meth, Cocaine, Heroin Among Drugs Found After 'Routine' Traffic Stop
“Thankfully our officer was wearing a bicycle helmet and will be okay,” Police Chief Will Johnson said. “Our team will work diligently to identify the driver of the vehicle who fled the scene.”
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 817.459.5635.