PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Rowan University police officer was injured after being struck during a traffic stop in Gloucester County, New Jersey.
It happened around 10 p.m. Saturday on Route 322 near Girard Road in Glassboro.
Authorities say Officer Russell Carmolingo pulled a car over in the westbound lanes and was talking to the driver when he was hit by a passing vehicle. A Rowan spokesperson said Carmolingo was treated and released from the hospital for facial cuts and a broken facial bone.
Police say he was taken to Cooper Hospital where he was awake and communicating. Officials say his injuries were considered non-life threatening.
The driver of the striking vehicle, a 21-year-old woman, remained at the scene. She was not charged.
The accident closed off Route 322 between Girard and Heston Roads for a few hours overnight but has since reopened.