(Springfield, IL) — A Springfield police officer is recovering after investigators say someone tried to run him down with their car. It happened about 1 a.m. early Monday morning on the city’s east side. The unnamed officer tried to jump out of the way of the car but suffered a broken leg. Springfield Police say the officer tried to chase down the driver but lost sight of them not long after that. Police were able to find the car again later in the day, but are not saying if they made any arrests.