CHP officer struck by hit-and-run driver in Malibu

A California Highway Patrol officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Malibu on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, according to officials.

An officer with the California Highway Patrol was airlifted to the hospital after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver while outside her vehicle in Malibu Wednesday night.

CHP said the officer was investigating a traffic crash when she was struck by a vehicle on Topanga Canyon Boulevard, just north of Pacific Coast Highway, at about 9:30 p.m.

Authorities said Officer Flores was hit by a gray Cadillac XTS traveling at an unknown speed on the road. The driver, identified as Prashant Amin, fled the scene, but was found about 7 miles north of the crash site.

Authorities said Amin was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.

Citizens helped Flores after she was hit and she was taken to UCLA Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash was under investigation by the CHP.
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