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Springfield officer struck by car while working road detail

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A Springfield police officer was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car Tuesday afternoon.

The officer, identified as Adam Rodriguez, an eight-year veteran of the police force, is expected to be OK.

According to Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney, Rodriguez was working road detail on the corner of Sumner Avenue and Oakland Street at about noon when the accident happened.

Police say a 75-year-old man driving on the street struck the officer with such force that he flew onto the car's windshield, smashing it.

Rodriguez was rushed to the hospital. He is expected to be released at some point on Tuesday.

Delaney says that Rodriguez is lucky to be alive. He says the officer has no broken bones but suffered a dislocated right hand and right ankle as well as a concussion.

The driver's identity is not being released at this time, but police told CBS 3 that he did receive a citation for failure to slow at an intersection and that more charges are expected to be filed.

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