Seattle Police Officer Accidentally Hits and Kills Another Cop While Trying to Stop Fleeing Driver

A police officer in the Seattle suburb of Kent who was trying to stop a fleeing driver was apparently struck and killed by another officer, authorities said. The Washington State Patrol said preliminary information shows the officer was trying to deploy spike strips at an intersection early Sunday when he was hit by a police vehicle.

The Kent Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers were pursuing a red truck seen leaving a parking lot where gunshots were reported just before 2 a.m.

The officer who was pursuing the suspect was critically injured in a collision. He was taken to a Seattle hospital in critical but stable condition.

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