A Lawrence police officer was injured Thursday night when he was struck by a pickup truck near 24th Street and Murphy Drive.
Officer Sutagee Anglin was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. His condition was not readily available, but a police news release said he was conscious and alert after the accident.
The incident occurred at 9:46 p.m. when Anglin was returning to his patrol car just east of the intersection. The force of the impact threw him into the front of his car, and he landed on the hood, police said.
Another officer called for an ambulance. Anglin and the second officer were able to detain the driver of the truck.
The accident is still under investigation. Police say several witnesses were in the area and are being interviewed.