Who to call if you lose power in CT
WEATHER WATCH: It’s windy out there
What’s on your Fall #CTBucketList?

Officer struck by car in Orange

ORANGE —  A police officer was struck by a car while responding to a smoking vehicle on Marsh Hill Road Thursday night.

The Orange Police Department says the officer was responding to a possible car fire just after 10 p.m. He stopped behind the disabled vehicle in the center lane, near the Outback Steakhouse, and as he approached the car on the driver’s side, he was struck by a car traveling southbound in the left-hand turn lane.

The officer suffered lower extremity injuries and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was conscious and alert at both the scene and hospital and his injuries are not life-threatening.

The driver stopped immediately and is cooperating with investigators. Marsh Hill Road was closed for several hours for the investigation but has reopened.

Orange Police say Connecticut State Police have taken over the investigation.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.