A Boston police officer was struck by a car today at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Harrison Avenue, said Officer Eddy Chrispin, a spokesman for the Boston Police Department.
The officer, who was wearing a bright green fluorescent vest and using a whistle to help direct traffic, was struck at 8:03 a.m. while working a construction detail at the intersection, Chrispin said. As the car tried to take a left turn onto Massachusetts Avenue from Harrison Avenue, the officer blew his whistle to have the car stop. The car continued to barrel forward, eventually knocking the officer to the ground.
He was transported to Boston Medical Center in stable condition. His injuries are not life-threatening, Chrispin said.
The driver, who stayed at the scene following the incident, said he did not see the officer in front of him. He has been charged with civil infractions of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
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