Two Ipswich, Massachusetts, police officers were injured while working a traffic detail on Tuesday.
At 10:03 a.m., Officer David Harrell requested medical aid on Route 1A in the town of Hamilton, reporting that he and Officer Zachary Bird had been struck by a vehicle.
According to police, Officer Bird sustained serious injuries to his lower extremities and is being treated at Beverly Hospital. Officer Harrell was treated for minor injuries and released.
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Initial investigation reveals both officers were standing on the side of the road when the crash occurred. The vehicle, which was being operated by a 23-year-old man from Salem, also struck the back of one of the officer's parked cruisers.
The Hamilton Police Department and Massachusetts State Police are investigating.