The Orlando Police Department on Tuesday released dramatic dashcam video of an officer being hit and injured by a fleeing driver during a traffic stop.
Officer Anderson was working an off-duty assignment when he conducted the traffic stop about 2:45 a.m. Monday, according to Orlando police.
As he approached the driver’s side of the vehicle with his weapon drawn, the passenger can be seen bailing and then running from the stopped car, the video showed.
Anderson was moving around the car to pursue the fleeing passenger when the driver accelerated and struck the officer, who then opened fire on the vehicle as he fell to the ground.
Shortly after, other officers arrived at the scene and rendered aid to their colleague, police said. The injured Anderson was then rushed to a hospital.
His condition was not immediately known.
Both the driver and passenger were still at large, and Orlando police did not have a description of either person available as of Tuesday morning.