By Associated Press - Tuesday, August 11, 2015

HAMILTON, Mass. (AP) - Two Ipswich police officers working a traffic detail in neighboring Hamilton have been struck by a car and injured.

Hamilton Police Chief Russell Stevens said the officers were standing on the side of Bay Road, Route 1A, when they were hit at about 10 a.m. Tuesday by a northbound car. The car, driven by a 23-year-old Salem man, then struck the rear of one of the officers’ personal cars parked on the roadside.

Officer Zachary Bird was being treated for leg injuries at Beverly Hospital. Officer David Harrell was treated for minor injuries and released. Ipswich Police Chief Paul Nikas said he visited the officers at the hospital and the injuries aren’t believed to be life-threatening.

Hamilton police and state police are investigating.


This story has been corrected to show the first name of the police officer is Zachary not Zachery.

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