An officer with the Sioux City Police Department was injured Wednesday morning as he was assisting at the scene of a traffic accident on the Highway 20 Bypass.
Police Lt. Chris Groves says the officer was seated in his patrol vehicle around 6:45am helping to direct traffic when his car was struck by a passing vehicle:
OC……….rear of the car. :15
Groves says it’s not known yet why the driver didn’t see the vehicle and its flashing lights on the open stretch of highway:
OC………cars to move. :17
Groves says the side airbags deployed and the officer sustained minor injuries.
The driver of the car will be cited and was taken to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
Photo by Sioux City Police