Manchester police officer hit by car while crossing road

Manchester police cruiser (file).
Manchester police cruiser (file).

MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH)– A Manchester police officer is recovering after being hit by a car Saturday night.

Police say the unidentified officer was on DUI patrol when he was struck just after 8 p.m. while assisting with a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Main Street and Wells Street. The car, which was traveling south on Main Street, collided with the officer while he was crossing the road.

The officer was taken to Hartford Hospital by ambulance, where his injuries are not life threatening. He is in stable condition.

The driver, who got out to help the officer, was not injured in the collision. Police say the driver is cooperating with the investigation and speed or impairment do not appear to be factors in the accident. No charges have been filed.

The incident remains under investigation. Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact them at 860-643-3325.

The road was closed for several hours but has since been reopened.

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