Police officer hit by sliding car, thrown into ditch

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BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A Michigan police officer is recovering after a crash that nearly cost him his life, according to Michigan news.

The officer's dash-cam caught the impact in Bloomfield, which is near Detroit.

A driver lost control on the icy roadway and slid off and hit the officer, according to Michigan news. The officer was thrown into a ditch.

He survived the wreck but has moderate injuries, according to the article.

Police said the officer was helping another driver when a car slid into him, according to Michigan news.

Police told Michigan news that they ticketed the driver who the officer for reckless driving.