Update: MPD officer hit by car expected to recover

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com)- An MPD officer is recovering after being struck by a vehicle, while investigating a crash on I-40EB Saturday night.

According to investigators, the officer was responding to a crash at Eastbound I-40 West of Sycamore View just after 9:00 p.m. when he was struck by another vehicle.

Memphis police say the officer was transported to Regional One Hospital in critical condition. He has now been upgraded to non-critical condition.

Officers on the scene detained the driver of the vehicle.

Officials say the driver was issued a traffic citation for Obedience to Device and Financial Responsibility Law.

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