A San Antonio Police Officer is hospitalized after he was injured while directing traffic in the construction zone at I-35 and Eisenhauer on the northeast side, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Police say the officer was either standing next to his patrol car or was inside it, when another vehicle smashed into the back of the car.
The officer was rushed to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. No word on possible charges against the motorist who hit him.
Officers on the scene said the incident highlights the importance of careful driving in the many road construction zones around the city, and the dangers that the road workers face when doing construction in areas which remain open to traffic.