ITALY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – An Italy officer was struck by a vehicle Monday morning on I-35E, police say.
According to the Italy police commander, the officer was moving debris off the road when he was struck.READ MORE: Crowley ISD Dropping Mask Mandate As COVID-19 Case Numbers In School District Drop
The Texas Department of Public Safety says the officer was parked on the shoulder and that traffic was slowing down as the officer worked to remove the debris. According to DPS, for some reason, a pickup truck went into the side skid and struck the officer.READ MORE: Mavericks Fans Must Bring COVID-19 Vaccine Card Or Proof Of Negative Test To Attend Dallas' Home Opener
The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the pickup was not injured.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the crash.MORE NEWS: Gas Leak Shuts Down 2 Blocks In Downtown Fort Worth, 1 Building Evacuated
Italy is about 40 miles south of Dallas in Ellis County.