ESCONDIDO, CA – ABC10 News reports that an officer with the Escondido Police Department was injured after being struck by a driver on I-15 in Escondido on Sunday.
The accident took place around 10:30 a.m. on the shoulder on the interstate, near Deer Springs Road. Authorities say the Escondido officer was positioned on the shoulder of the interstate, directing slowed traffic approaching a stalled vehicle that had been involved in a hit-and-run accident. A driver of a red Ford Focus attempted to pass the slowed traffic on the shoulder and crashed into the police officer, causing him to hit the hood of the Ford.
The police officer sustained minor injuries in the collision and the driver of the Ford was detained at the scene. No other injuries were reported in the incident.
No other details have been released at this time. We will update this post as further information is released.
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