Columbia police officer hit by car and sent to hospital
COLUMBIA - A Columbia police officer went to the hospital after he was hit by a car downtown Friday morning.
Officer Curtis Brown was crossing Walnut Street shortly after 9:30 a.m. when a car making a turn from Sixth Street hit him. Brown was hospitalized, but could be released by the end of the day.
It's unclear if the driver of the car will face any charges, or who had the right of way at the time of the incident.
In 2005, Officer Brown was shot in the arm while chasing Richard Evans, the suspect in the shooting death of Officer Molly Bowden earlier in the day. Bowden was the first Columbia police officer killed in the line of duty.