Orange police officer struck by car while trying to help another driver

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ORANGE, Conn. (WTNH) — An Orange police officer was hit by a car Thursday night.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. on Marsh Hill Road.

Reports state Officer Chris Brown was called to the area to help a driver put out a minor car fire.

When he arrived, he got out of his cruiser to help the driver and was hit by a passing Nissan Rogue.

The driver of the Nissan Rogue did stop and has cooperated with police.

Officials told News 8 crews on the scene that the truck owner and another person helped carry Officer Brown to safety.

Officials said he suffered lower extremity injuries and was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital. Officer Brown was described as conscious and alert and was released from the hospital on Friday morning.

Police report he did not suffer any apparent broken bones, but the total extent of Officer Brown’s injuries are still not known.

The road was reopened Friday morning.

Investigation is ongoing.

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