PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia Highway Patrol officer is out of surgery after being critically injured when he was struck by a driver on Thursday night.
It happened at Rhawn Street and Rowland Avenue in Northeast Philly.
Authorities tell CBS3 that Officer Andy Chan, 48, suffered a significant head injury and was rushed to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital after he was struck on his motorcycle. He is listed in critical but stable condition at this time.
“He is critical but stable. He is now in the ICU. He’s still got a ways to go,” said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross during a briefing on Thursday night.
Authorities say the 79-year-old driver who struck Chan did stay at the scene. No charges have been filed at this time.
“Right now this looks like an accident. There’s no indication of impairment,” said Ross.
Chan, who has been on the force for 24 years, was on his way to work at the time of the accident.
“He is one heck of a police officer. He is well known and well regarded in this police department,” Ross said.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated.