NEWARK — A police officer on a motorcycle was injured after he was struck by a sedan early Saturday morning.

An SUV, possibly a Honda Pilot, hit the police officer on Nesbitt Street near 8th Avenue and Branch Brook Park around 6 a.m., according to Newark police. The officer was sent to University Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the vehicle, which has New York State plates, sped west onto Route 280.

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