Arizona police officer struck by vehicle near border, airlifted to hospital: reportMay 21, 2021
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An Arizona police officer was airlifted to a hospital Thursday night after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 19, not far from the U.S.-Mexico border, according to reports.
Police said the incident occurred around 8:15 p.m. near Nogales, a border town about 65 miles south of Tucson.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety was investigating the crash, Tucson’s KVOA-TV reported.
A Nogales police officer was hospitalized Thursday after being involved in a car crash.
(Nogales Police Department)
DPS said the Nogales Police Department officer was working an off-duty job and was outside of his vehicle when he was hit, according to the station.
The officer was airlifted to a hospital in Tucson following the crash. His condition was not immediately known.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the officer remained on the scene, KVOA-TV reported.
Traffic in the area was temporarily delayed and residents were told to avoid the area, reports said.
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