- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando police officer allegedly run down by a teen driver during a traffic stop may struggle with injuries for the rest of his life.

Police say Officer William Anderson is in serious condition and will be transferred to a hospital in Gainesville for additional treatment.

Dashboard video shows Anderson stopping his vehicle Monday and rushing toward the car with his gun drawn. Anderson was responding to reports of shots fired.

As Anderson reaches the driver’s window, a passenger jumps out the other door. Anderson appears to run in front of the car. That’s when the driver accelerates, hitting Anderson. The officer said he fired twice at the driver.

The Orlando Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1fIstH0) reports the 17-year-old driver, who is facing an attempted second-degree murder charge, appeared in juvenile court Thursday. State prosecutors will decide whether to charge him as an adult.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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