WATCH: Moment police officer chasing a suspect on foot is run over by colleague's van
A detective at the police department said that the clip shows how police officers 'put themselves in difficult situations to keep our streets safe on a daily basis.'
A shocking CCTV footage has emerged which shows a police officer chasing a suspect on foot and then getting hit and run over by his own colleague's van.
The incident reportedly occurred in Manchester on Thursday, and the officer escaped the accident alive. However, he was rushed to the hospital for treatment after suffering multiple injuries on his leg, according to the Daily Mail.
In the video clip, a police van can be seen pulling up at the junction of Leicester Road and Symons Street, and an officer jumps out of the vehicle and starts running towards on a man standing on the pavement.
The suspect also runs, and as the patrol van follows them from behind, the police officer running towards the suspect tumbles and accidentally gets hit and run over by the police van.
According to the Manchester Evening News, a detective said that the clip, which is being widely circulated on social media, shows how police officers "put themselves in difficult situations to keep our streets safe on a daily basis."
The incident was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Greater Manchester Police, who said that their officer was hit by a police van chasing a suspect. The man was believed to be a wanted suspect, at the time.
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The spokesperson added that the 29-year-old suspect was later arrested on prison recall after the collision, according to reports.
A North West Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We received a call at 3.03pm. We sent an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle to the scene. The patient was taken to North Manchester General Hospital with leg injuries."
The Greater Manchester Police Detective Chief Inspector, Amanda Delamore, also released a statement.
"Officers put themselves in difficult situations to keep our streets safe on a daily basis, and sadly on this occasion, it has ended with one of our officers in hospital. My thoughts are with the officer, we wish him a speedy recovery and hope to have him back protecting us all as soon as possible," Delamore said.