NYPD officer hurt after being struck by car in Brooklyn

CANARSIE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A police officer was struck and injured by a fleeing vehicle in Canarsie, Brooklyn.

The officer and his partner identified a Jeep with stolen license plates traveling on East 83rd Street and Farragut Road just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The officer approached the Jeep on foot, but the driver fled, dragging him.

The Jeep driver sped off and crashed in a driveway on East 83rd Street.

He and his passenger ran off and are being sought.

The officer was taken to Kings County Hospital with a leg injury.

He is in stable condition.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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