An El Cajon Police cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

An El Cajon Police officer was hospitalized Monday morning after being struck by a hit-and-run driver at an El Cajon intersection.

The officer was on foot when he was struck by a black SUV, possibly a Ford, around 8:35 a.m. at the intersection of Avocado and Washington avenues, 10News reported.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries of unknown severity.

Authorities shut down Washington Avenue between Magnolia and Avocado avenues for the investigation.

— City News Service

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