Officer Injured In Hit-And-Run Crash

Authorities are searching for a driver accused a striking a police officer, then taking off from the scene.

The officer was directing traffic at the scene of a head-on collision at Nevada and Southgate when police say the sedan drove into the accident area and hit the officer. The sedan drove off, and the officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are now looking for a dark-colored newer model sedan, possibly a Nissan, last seen going northbound on Nevada from Southgate about 6:50 p.m.

If you have any information that can help police, you are asked to contact authorities immediately. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Colorado State Patrol have also been notified and are searching for the vehicle.