A Denver police officer working a traffic accident on Interstate 25 overnight was hit by a suspected intoxicated driver.
The officer was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, police said.
#TRAFFIC: #DPD is investigating an officer involved traffic crash at NB I-25 and W Colfax Ave. The officer was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The other involved motorist left the scene but has been taken into police custody. Expect delays in the area. #Denver pic.twitter.com/yjOD41jeaF
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) November 13, 2021
The officer was investigating a crash and out of a patrol vehicle when hit, according to police. The driver who hit the officer fled the scene, I-25 and Colfax Avenue, but was later taken into custody and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.