Officer Struck Helping Fire Evac, Driver Flees

Officer Struck Helping Fire Evac, Driver Flees

Staff Reports

Corona –A Corona Police Officer was struck by a motorist who fled the scene after, Corona officials said. The officer was struck directing traffic during the overnight fire evacuation.

The motorist, identified as David Shaheen, drove around police barricades and hit the motorcycle officer who suffered minor injuries. He was taken to the hospital, treated and released, Corona PD said.

The officer was off his motor unit directling traffic at Green River Road and Montano Rancho Road, an area that was notified later in the evening to evacuate, when Shaheen drove around the barriers, striking the officer. He was reported as leaving the scene and caught afterwards. The incident happened around 8:30 pm.