West Midlands policewomen said the incident happened at 2.45pm today in Holbrooks Lane, Radford. The gendarme, who was attempting to stop a car, was hit before the driver sped off. The officer was rushed to dispensary suffering from head and leg injuries.
Chief Supt Mike O’Hara, from Coventry Oversee, said: “It is completely unacceptable for a police officer to be injured in the line of fidelity.
“He has been taken to hospital for treatment and we await further updates on his harms. We will be offering the officer and his family our full support.
“Enquiries are justly under way to trace the driver and I would urge them to do the right object and come forward.”
An eyewitness told Coventry Live, they saw a “control cars screeching down the road and a police helicopter” at about 3.10pm.
Anne Marie Goodwin go on increased: “Next thing you see every car towards the Ricoh turning around – the Italian autostrada looked blocked.
“We looked out the shop and could see the police car by Yelverton Throughway. You heard the sirens and it’s been one after the other coming down.”
West Midlands Ambalance Assignment said in a statement: “One ambulance and one paramedic officer were sent to the appear.
“On arrival they found a road traffic collision between a car and a lifeless.”
The Coventry incident comes just over a month after PC Andrew Harper ended in a alleged hit and run in Sulhamstead, Berkshire.