A policeman was hit by a car and seriously injured in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, early Tuesday morning, police said.
According to police, two men loitering suspiciously in the building's car park at around 4:25 a.m. were spotted by an apartment owner who called the police. A police sergeant on patrol arrived on the scene just as the men were getting into a car parked nearby. He ordered the men to get out of the car but they drove off, hitting the policeman and breaking his left fibula.
Police said the men fled the scene in a northerly direction, driving a silver car. Police said they are searching for the men on suspicion of attempted theft, interfering with a public servant in the execution of his or her duties and attempted murder.© Compiled from news reports