PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia Police officer was injured in a crash overnight when he swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway.

It happened around 3 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Bryn Mawr and Parkside Avenues in the city’s Wynnefield neighborhood.

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Police say when an animal ran in front of the officer’s cruiser, he swerved to avoid it and struck a pole.

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He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

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The 45-year-old officer is a 20-year veteran of the police force.