A San Francisco police officer was hospitalized after his leg was run over by a suspect who fled from a traffic stop in the city’s Bayview District early Sunday morning, a police spokesman said today. The incident was reported at 4:24 a.m. Sunday near Hudson Avenue and Whitney Young Circle. The officer pulled over a car and when he approached the driver, the suspect put the car into gear and tried to flee, police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi said. The officer was dragged a short distance by the car and one of his legs was run over by the vehicle before the suspect drove away, Manfredi said. Investigators were not releasing many details about the suspect this afternoon except that they know who he is, Manfredi said. The officer who was run over was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for his injuries and was released later Sunday morning, according to Manfredi.
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