DPS officer on traffic stop hit by reckless driver on I-17

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PHOENIX - A Department of Public safety officer was struck limiting traffic on the I-17 northbound at Peoria Avenue during the Thursday rush hour.

The DPS officer was on a traffic stop on the right shoulder of the I-17 when a vehicle struck the back of the marked patrol car.

Witnesses reported the driver of the vehicle was driving recklessly on the interstate and lost lost control, striking the rear-end of patrol car.

The DPS officer was injured in the accident, but it is not known how seriously the injuries are.

A total of four vehicles were involved in the accident.

At one time traffic was down to one lane while DPS cleared the scene.