Speeding car strikes police officer

A South San Francisco police officer was struck on Christmas Eve by a vehicle that then fled and remained at large as of Friday morning, police said.

At about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers were investigating a hit-and-run collision in the 600 block of Spruce Avenue when they noticed a white two-door vehicle speeding west toward them, according to police. Officers motioned for the vehicle to stop but the driver continued and struck one of them.

The officer was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries not considered life-threatening and was released early Christmas morning, police said. The driver and the vehicle, a white, two-door Honda Accord with California license plate No. 6AOH563 and a broken passenger side mirror, remained at large as of this morning.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call South San Francisco police at (650) 877-8900 or an anonymous tip line at (650) 952-2244.