Officer undergoes surgery after being struck by vehicle

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.(WIAT)- A Birmingham Police officer was struck by a vehicle while assisting a stranded motorist Saturday night.

The accident happened on Interstate 20/59 near Arkadelphia Road around 10 p.m.  Lt. Sean Edwards with Birmingham Police tells 42 News the officer went into surgery late Sunday afternoon. The officer sustained a broken left leg, fractured right elbow and a broken shoulder. None of the injuries are considered life threatening.

The accident remains under investigation.

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