Maryland: Prince George's Police officer struck while directing cars after crash in Laurel

A Prince George's Police officer was hit by a car early Thursday morning while directing traffic in Laurel after a car crash happened shortly before. The video shows the officer falling back after being hit by a car in the middle of the intersection of Route 197 at Muirkirk Road at 6:10 a.m.

The officer was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the striking driver remained on the scene.

There was a heavy first responder presence in the area due to a car crash that had happened at 5:30 a.m.

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