Police officer riding a bicycle struck in Northeast Philadelphia

January 23, 2013 2:36:58 PM PST
A Philadelphia Police officer is recovering after the bicycle he was riding was struck by car.

It happened at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday in Northeast Philadelphia.

Police say the officer was riding east on Cottman Avenue when he was struck by a Lexus turning right from Cottman onto Bustleton Avenue.

The motorist did not stop.

The officer was taken to Aria Health, Torresdale Division where was listed in stable condition with a knee injury.

Police caught up with driver of the Lexus a short time later at Longshore and Castor Avenues.

An investigation is underway.