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Officer struck while directing traffic, will be ok

On September 9th, at approximately 6:40 pm, a Seattle Police Traffic officer was directing traffic for the Mariners game at the intersection of Occidental Avenue South and Edgar Martinez Drive South.  While the officer stopped traffic for pedestrians crossing the roadway on Edgar Martinez Dr. S,, he was struck by a Honda Accord.

The driver of the Accord was travelling westbound on Edgar Martinez Dr. S., and stated that he did not see the officer due to the sun obscuring his vision.

The officer was facing westbound and was struck on the back of his legs, which caused him to fall onto the road.  He was transported to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of his injured legs.

The driver of the Accord was evaluated at the scene for any signs of impairment, but none were detected.  Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) detectives responded to the scene and conducted their investigation.  The officer was checked out at the hospital and was released later that night.  He will make a full recovery.