Correction - Officer Injured / Traffic Restrictions - Idylwyld Drive And 33rd Street West

Saskatoon Police remain on scene investigating after an officer was injured while investigating a stolen auto.

Further investigation has shown that the stolen vehicle was not the vehicle that struck the officer.

The stolen vehicle was also reported to have been left running with the keys inside.

A 37-year-old male officer was transported to hospital with what are believed to be serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the scene on foot. He is described as being in his mid 20's and having facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black and white jacket, dark-coloured pants and a ball cap.

Traffic restrictions will be in place on 33rd Street West between Idywyld Drive and Avenue C North for the next few hours as the Collision Analyst Unit investigates. A media release will be sent when traffic restrictions have been lifted.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Saskatoon Police are in the area of Idylwyld Drive and 33rd Street at this time, searching for a suspect in a stolen auto investigation in which an officer was struck by the vehicle and injured.

Motorists are being asked to avoid that area.

The officer has been transported to hospital with what are believed to be serious but non life-threatening injuries.  

At approximately 3:55 p.m., March 21, 2017, Police received a call that a vehicle had just been stolen from an address on Edmonton Avenue.  An officer then spotted the vehicle in the 300 block of Avenue T North and attempted to stop it.  The investigation is preliminary at this time, however it is believed the officer was struck by the stolen vehicle at Idylwyld Drive and 33rd Street.  The suspect is believed to have fled the scene on foot.  

A media availability will be held at 5:20 p.m. at the north-east corner of Idylwyld Drive and 33rd Street in a business parking lot.  

(Occurrence Number: 17-26462)