Philadelphia police officer injured during traffic stop

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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Philadelphia officer injured during traffic stop: as seen on Action News Mornings, October 30, 2019.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A Philadelphia police officer is recovering after being injured during a traffic stop Tuesday night.

It happened along 63rd Street near Sansom Street in West Philadelphia.

Police pulled over the suspect, who then fled into a wooded area of Cobbs Creek Park.

Police were able to catch up to the suspect.

The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident also involved a crash involving three vehicles.

Investigators have not explained how the officer was injured or why the suspect was pulled over.