Authorities in St. Charles County, Missouri are searching for a suspect for his role in a hit and run accident. The accident happened on Wednesday afternoon at approximately 2:55 p.m. According to police, the suspect was operating a vehicle when he failed to yield to another vehicle at Elhmann Road and Truman Road, resulting in a crash. The impact forced the second vehicle to collide with a county police officer on a motorcycle. The driver and passenger of the first vehicle fled from the scene of the accident on foot, and the passenger was arrested shortly after the accident. Police are continuing to search for the driver and are encouraging any individual with information regarding the accident or the whereabouts of the suspect to contact authorities. Fortunately, no injuries were sustained in the crash.
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