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Springville PD seeks driver after two officers hit by suspects in stolen car

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Mar 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-26 19:45:57-04

SPRINGVILLE, Utah -- Police are searching for a driver who allegedly hit and injured two officers while fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle in Springville Saturday.

Corbin C DeckerAuthorities are looking for 19-year-old Corbin Chandler Decker as a person of interest in the case, and anyone who sees him or who has knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to call Springville PD at 801-489-9421.

Things began around 8:52 a.m. Saturday when police were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle in a driveway in the area of 860 East Hillcrest.

An officer approached on foot and saw two people inside of a vehicle who were "fidgeting around," according to a press release from the Springville Police Department. The officer ordered the men to put their hands where he could see them, but they did not comply and began driving toward the officer.

Despite repeated orders to stop, the driver continued forward and hit the officer. After hitting the first officer, the suspects accelerated out of the driveway and hit a second responding officer.

The first officer hit, Sergeant Warren Foster, was checked out at a hospital and may have sprained his ankle and broken a small bone in his wrist. He has returned to work to finish his shift Saturday.

The second officer hit, Kyle Curtis, was released from the hospital after being treated for a broken nose and several "fairly substantial" cuts on his face. The officer landed on his hip after being hit by the car, but while painful police do not believe he has any fractures to his hip. Police stated Curtis will likely take some time off to rest before returning to work.

A stolen vehicle used in an incident where a man struck two police officers while fleeing. Image courtesy Springville PD.

A stolen vehicle used in an incident where a man struck two police officers while fleeing. Image courtesy Springville PD.

Officers from several agencies began searching for the suspects, and one man was found hiding in a basement not far from where the officers were hit. The man fled when discovered but was captured a short time later and identified to be the passenger who was in the vehicle.

The vehicle was found parked in a resident's driveway, abandoned and with the engine still running. Police then determined the car had been reported stolen earlier in the week.

The driver of the vehicle, Decker, remains outstanding.