Officer-involved accident shuts down I-10

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 8:34pm

EL PASO — Emergency dispatch confirmed Thursday just after 6 p.m. that an officer was hit by a vehicle while responding to an accident on I-10 East and Brown.

Traffic officials shut down the highway and began diverting traffic at the downtown exit,  causing heavy backup.

Emergency officials reported that the officer was taken to a nearby hospital and only suffered minor injuries.

Stay with KDBC.com for updates on this developing story.

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