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Police officer struck by car in Ludlow

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A Ludlow police officer is recovering after being struck by a car early Friday morning.

Ludlow Police Sergeant Daniel Valadas told Western Mass News that around 2:40 a.m. Friday, police were called to an accident involving a vehicle that had gone off the road and hit a utility pole near the intersection of Randall Road and West Street.

About ten minutes later, an officer on-scene asked for another ambulance to respond after a police sergeant, who was directing traffic at the scene, was struck by a passing car.

"The accident was witnessed by the investigating officer on scene and the Sergeant sustained his injuries when he rolled up on the hood of the passing vehicle striking the windshield and then the pavement," Valadas explained.

The police sergeant, whose name has not been released, was taken to Baystate Medical Center for treatment of what are described as significant, but non-life threatening, injuries.  He has since been discharged and is now with his family.

Valadas noted that the driver of the car that hit the sergeant did stop after the collision and is cooperating with police.  He added that it appears that that driver's actions weren't intentional or malicious.

The driver in the original crash was also taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

West Street was closed down to one lane for a time while crews investigated and cleared the scene.  The road has since reopened.

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more information as it becomes available.

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