WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -
A West Palm Beach Police officer continues to recover from his injuries as the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office is searching for the driver who sped away from the scene of the accident that took place Wednesday.
Officer Keith Gorski was seriously injured as he chased a speeding vehicle and another car hit him at the corner of North Congress Avenue and Embassy Drive.
The speeding vehicle, possibly a red Honda with a Florida license tag containing the letters ALS, then collided with another vehicle and fled the scene.
A Honda Civic matching the description of the suspect vehicle was stopped near the southbound ramp of I-95 at Gatlin Boulevard in Port St. Lucie, but the Florida Highway Patrol later said the car was not involved in the incident in West Palm Beach.
A police spokesman says Gorski was not responsive when emergency crews first arrived and they performed CPR on him. He was then transported to St. Mary's Medical Center where he was later listed in stable condition.
West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio said officer Gorski is surrounded by his family. "He is pretty bruised up, several broken bones and they're just taking him to surgery now... to work on his foot which I guess is quite damaged. They are going to putting some pins in and doing other things like that," the mayor said.
Gorski is married and has two young children. He has been with the force for more than ten years.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Vehicular Homicide Investigation unit is now in charge of the investigation.
NewsChannel 5's Ashleigh Walters contributed to this report.
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