VSP investigating after Roanoke officer reportedly hits man lying in road with patrol car Sunday night

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A police officer reportedly struck a man who was lying in the roadway after being called for reports of a disorder in southeast Roanoke Sunday night.

The Roanoke Police Department says officers were dispatched to the reported disorder in the area between Dale Avenue SE and Jamison Avenue SE at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 25.

Unknown to officers at the time, the department says there was a man lying partially in the roadway in the 700 block of 11th Street SE.

One of the responding officers arrived at the scene and pulled to the side of the road to park his patrol vehicle, but in the process, he hit the man who was lying in the roadway, according to police.

Roanoke Fire-EMS reportedly took the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with what appeared to be serious injuries.

According to department policy, officials say Virginia State Police were notified and will be investigating the incident.

The officer involved has been placed on administrative assignment, per Roanoke Police Department policy.

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