Officer Injured in Hit-and-run Accident on McMasters Street in Amarillo, TX
Amarillo, TX -- July 11, 2022, an Officer was injured due to an accident where a vehicle struck them along McMasters, then fled the scene.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 1:24 p.m. along McMasters at 3rd Street.
Investigations said a motorcycle officer pulled of a small, black car. After doing so, that car reportedly backed into the officer, then fled the scene.
The officer went to a hospital with injuries said to be non-life-threatening. Police continue to look for the runaway driver.
Commentary on Officer Hit-and-run Accident on McMasters in Amarillo
This is obviously some deplorable behavior, and one can't help but wonder what this person was thinking. People that leave an accident scene are one thing, but potentially assaulting an officer is beyond the pale.
Were they hiding warrants? Illegal substances? Were they just drunk? Did they really panic so badly they accidentally hit the officer? Keeping these details in the public eye will no doubt lead to someone connecting the dots and helping authorities find this person. They can then answer for their actions and perhaps even provide an opportunity for the injured officer to get some much needed help.