Search on for driver who struck Newark police officer

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Kristin Thorne reports on the search for a driver who struck a police officer in Newark.

Police are searching for a driver who struck a Newark police officer early Sunday, leaving him seriously hurt.

The officer was struck at the intersection of Foundry and Roanoke Streets in an industrial area.

Authorities say he was issuing a traffic summons when he was struck by another car, which dragged the officer and then fled the scene.

He was transported to University Hospital and is in serious but stable condition.

The incident is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor's Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department.

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