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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park Police officer was injured on Sunday after his patrol car was struck by another vehicle during a traffic stop.

According to authorities, shortly before 9:00 a.m. the unidentified officer was standing outside of his car during a routine traffic stop near 151st Street and Stearns when another vehicle ran into the back of the officer’s patrol car.

(Credit: WDAF)

(Credit: WDAF)

 

The collision sent the patrol car crashing into the officer, pinning him between the patrol car and the stopped car.

The officer was transported to a local hospital with broken bones. The injuries are described as non-life threatening. There were no other injuries reported in the accident.

The accident is being investigated by the Kansas Highway Patrol.