Columbia Officer Hit by Car, Injured While Assisting with Accident

A Columbia police officer was struck and injured by a vehicle while assisting with a traffic accident Friday morning.

COLUMBIA, SC (WLTX) - A Columbia police officer was struck and injured by a vehicle while assisting with a traffic accident Friday morning.

Shawna Washington with the Columbia Police Department said the officer was responding to an accident on Huger and Hampton streets.

The officer was standing in the doorway of their patrol vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle. South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper David Jones said the incident happened around 10 a.m. Friday.

The officer was injured and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Jones said the driver of the vehicle that hit the officer was transported to the hospital as well.

The suspect is facing a driving too fast for conditions charge which could be a $155 fine and 2 points on their driving record.

We have not been told the names of the people involved.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

This is a developing story. Stick with News 19 online, on air and on social media for updates.

 

 

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