Warren cop recovering after being hit directing traffic

Holly Fournier and Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Warren — A Warren police officer suffered broken bones but is recovering after he was struck by a vehicle Tuesday while directing traffic, police said.

Officer Kenneth Hubert, 29, was struck around 12:20 p.m. while on traffic duty at 13 Mile and Hoover, police said. Officers were assisting with traffic control as Macomb County repaired the intersection’s traffic light.

“He’s OK; he’s in the hospital,” Lt. Stephen Colegio said early Wednesday. “As far as I know, (he has) broken bones and he’s recovering.”

Colegio said the injured officer could be released from the hospital Wednesday.

“We’re not sure, but it’s very possible,” he said.

Hubert was struck by a 2008 Dodge Ram driven by a 54-year-old Sterling Heights resident, police said. The officer was thrown into the air and landed on the roadway, suffering possible head injuries. He was taken to St. John Hospital, where he was listed in good condition Wednesday, hospital spokesman Brian Taylor said.

The driver was cooperating with police. A preliminary breath test found alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the accident, police said.

Capt. Dan Beck said the incident was under investigation.


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