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News Nearby: Olivette Police Officer Injured After His Car Was Hit During a Traffic Stop

The accident happened on southbound Interstate 170.

An Olivette police officer was injured Tuesday afternoon when another driver slammed into the officer's vehicle while the officer had pulled over another vehicle on Interstate 170.

Police did not immediately release the name of the officer in a late afternoon statement, but said he was treated at the scene of the crash, just south of Old Bonhomme Road on I-170, and taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

At Tuesday night's Olivette City Council meeting, officials identified the officer as Sergeant Bill Miller, a veteran of two decades with the department, and said he had been released from the hospital. 

University City police are investigating the accident.

The Olivette police statement said the accident happened at about 12:15 p.m. while the officer "was performing traffic enforcement functions." The officer was seated in his vehicle when the second vehicle crashed "into the side/rear of the police car."

He was treated by Olivette Fire Department paramedics; the other drivers were not injured.

City officials said the other driver involved was not impaired at the time of the accident.

 

Local Editor Gregg Palermo contributed information for this story.

James Baer (Editor) December 05, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Being a police officer can mean round the clock danger. My hats off to those who serve and protect all of us.

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