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A Williamsport police officer and a woman were injured in a hit-and-run crash that occurred in Williamsport early on Tuesday, November 1st.


An unnamed police officer was patrolling in the area of Cemetery Street and West Fourth Street at approximately 12:30 a.m. A vehicle rear-ended the police cruiser. The impact caused the police cruiser to hit a utility pole.


The police officer was taken to Williamsport Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries. A female passenger who was in the car that struck the police cruiser was also taken to Williamsport Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries. The driver of the car fled the scene on foot. As of Tuesday morning, police were still searching for the driver.