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A Los Angeles police officer was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle and knocked into an intersection in South Los Angeles and the driver was being sought Tuesday.

The crash occurred about 10:40 p.m. Monday at the intersection of San Pedro and 61st streets.

The officer said he and his partner had pulled over a suspected stolen vehicle just moments before the accident.

“While we were dealing with the occupants of that car, a van coming the opposite direction either didn’t see me or didn’t care, he gunned it and gave me a ride on his hood into the intersection, then took off,” LAPD Officer Mike Martinez told ABC7.

Martinez did not go to the hospital, but said he would see a doctor later Tuesday.

A detailed description of the suspect vehicle was not immediately available.

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