Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Police Search For Street Racer Who Struck Officer

Brent Whiting
The Arizona Republic
Mar. 21, 2006 12:00 AM GOODYEAR - A Goodyear police officer escaped serious injury early Sunday when he was struck by a street racer who swerved and apparently tried to run him down, police said Monday.

Authorities say Sgt. Chris McCall had stepped out of his patrol car and fired his service weapon at the oncoming vehicle just before being hit.

McCall, a 10-year veteran of the Goodyear force, was taken to a Phoenix hospital for treatment but did not suffer any serious injury, said Ralph McLaughlin, a Goodyear police commander.

The incident occurred on Litchfield Road near the entrance to the Phoenix-Goodyear Municipal Airport after McCall and other officers tried to stop vehicles that were street racing, McLaughlin said.

Up to 40 vehicles had been racing in the area, McLaughlin said. Some of the cars raced past McCall, but the driver of one vehicle swerved toward him.

Police have several leads, but the driver has yet to be identified, McLaughlin said.

To offer information, call Robert Frederick, an Arizona Department of Public Safety investigator, at (602) 223-2363.


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