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Boston police officer struck while directing traffic in Mattapan

A Boston police officer was struck by a car early Sunday morning in Mattapan, officials said.

Police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck at 2:35 a.m. at 477 River St., said Boston police spokesperson Officer Andre Watson. Upon arrival, police identified the pedestrian as an officer who was conducting traffic when they were hit by a car, Watson said.

The officer was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

The driver remained at the scene, Watson said. No charges had been filed as of Sunday night.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.


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