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Police officer runs over U.S. tourists in Puerto Rico

ANTIOCH, CA - AUGUST 28:  Yellow police tape is stretched across the front of the home of alleged kidnapper Phillip Garrido as they search the property August 28, 2009 in Antioch, California. Jaycee Lee Dugard was allegedly kidnapped by Phillip Garrido nearly two decades ago and was forced to live in tents and sheds behind Garrido's home with two of her children that were fathered by Garrido. Pittsburg police are also searching Garrido's home for evidence linking him to the murders of prostitutes in the 1990's. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ANTIOCH, CA - AUGUST 28: Yellow police tape is stretched across the front of the home of alleged kidnapper Phillip Garrido as they search the property August 28, 2009 in Antioch, California. Jaycee Lee Dugard was allegedly kidnapped by Phillip Garrido nearly two decades ago and was forced to live in tents and sheds behind Garrido's home with two of her children that were fathered by Garrido. Pittsburg police are also searching Garrido's home for evidence linking him to the murders of prostitutes in the 1990's. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)  (2009 Getty Images)

A Puerto Rico police officer assigned to protect the U.S. territory's governor accidentally ran over two American tourists, authorities said Friday.

Police said agent Orlando Rodriguez hit the couple with a Harley Davidson motorcycle late Thursday as they crossed a poorly lit street in the capital of San Juan. Authorities identified the couple as 78-year-old Robert Hedley and 64-year-old Harriet Power of Pennsylvania. Public records show they live in Bala Cynwyd, in suburban Philadelphia.

Both are theater professors. Hedley teaches at Temple University and Power at Villanova University, according to Peter Reynolds, head of musical theater at Temple University. Both universities are in Pennsylvania.

Police said Hardley has a hip fracture and his wife has a pelvis fracture. Both also have head injuries but are expected to recover.

Authorities said Rodriguez tested negative for alcohol in a breathalyzer test.

An investigation of the accident is underway. Jorge Hernandez, director of the police department's traffic division, said Rodriguez apparently swerved to avoid the couple but they ran in the same direction.

Hernandez said the couple arrived in Puerto Rico on Christmas Eve.

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