EDISON, New Jersey — A New Jersey police officer was hit by a car Thursday morning in what officials are calling a hit-and-run.
Officer Andrew Roy, 42, was struck by an 18-year-old student while he stood outside of his vehicle at J.P. Stevens High School.
Police say the driver fled the scene in a gray Volvo S-60. She was later taken into custody near a Stop & Shop store along Inman Avenue about one mile away from the school.
The teen is undergoing psychiatric evaluation, police said. She faces charges of aggravated assault, obstruction and alluding arrest.
Officer Roy, a 16-year veteran of the police department, was assigned at the high school as a resource officer. He was transported to a Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for evaluation and treatment, police said.
“My first concern is for Officer Roy’s health and recovery. Our officer sustained serious injuries while trying to calm a troubled young woman and prevent her from leaving school property,” Police Chief Thomas Bryan said, “Officer Roy demonstrated empathy and dedication to duty.”