Police Officer Struck While Directing Traffic

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On Tuesday 20 November 2012, a Hopkinton Police Officer was directing traffic at a work site on Clinton St. At approximately 10:43 am, the officer radioed Hopkinton dispatch that he had been struck by a mirror of a commercial truck as the vehicle passed by him. The officer was able to give a description of the vehicle.

Several officers were dispatched to the area in an attempt to locate the vehicle. Due to the description of the vehicle given, the vehicle was identified and located at the company store. The operator was contacted and was requested to come to the Hopkinton Police station with the vehicle. Upon arrival the vehicle operator admitted to striking the officer and leaving the area. The operator will be summoned to court at a later date for the following offense:

1. Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident
2. Fail to Use Care in Passing
3. Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle

The Officer was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.