Phila. police officer injured in accident

January 27, 2009 8:17:33 PM PST
A 17th district police officer is being treated at the hospital of the university of pennsylvania Tuesday night, after he was hit by a car during a traffic stop.

It happened just after 8 p.m., near 26th and Dickinson Streets in south philadelphia.

Authorities tell Action News the officer was walking towards the car when it hit him.

The driver was taken into custody.

The officer's leg injuries are said to be minor.

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