Philadelphia officer struck by slingshot motorcycle in hit-and-run: police

Just one day after a Philadelphia police officer was hit by gunfire, another officer is in the hospital after being struck by a slingshot vehicle in Philly's Tioga section Sunday.

According to police, around 7:43 p.m. an officer assigned to the ATV Detail was traveling northbound on Broad Street while riding a dirt bike when he was struck by a Polaris Slingshot that was also traveling northbound on Broad Street.

The accident occurred on Broad & Germantown Avenues. 

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Sources say the vehicle fled, prompting a pursuit. 

The slingshot was then captured at 4600 Weymouth Street.

The driver of the slingshot, along with a passenger, were taken into custody, police sources say.

The officer was taken to Temple University hospital and placed in stable condition. The officer was treated for an ankle injury.