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Police: Officer accidentally ran over man lying in Tacoma street

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TACOMA — A police officer accidentally ran over a man who was lying in the street early Saturday morning, according to Tacoma police.

crimesceneThe officer was patrolling for car prowlers near 6th Avenue and North Fife Street around 1:20 a.m. Officer Loretta Cool said the officer “was going very slowly” and didn’t see the man.

The 22-year-old victim is listed in critical condition at St. Joseph Medical Center.

Police said the officer is off-duty but will not be placed on administrative leave because this was an accident.

No further details were released.

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