Concord officer struck by car
CONCORD ó A police officer directing traffic was struck by a high school student’s car Thursday, the Concord Police Department said.
The car hit Officer Michael Lopez while he was directing traffic in front of J.M. Robinson High School on Pitts School Road just before 2:30 p.m. Lopez was working a uniformed off-duty assignment for the school.
He was assisting with traffic control as school was being dismissed. A student leaving the school failed to see Lopez and struck the officer while he was standing in the intersection, knocking him to the pavement.
The officer was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast by Cabarrus EMS and was in good condition, the police department said.
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