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Police: Officer struck by motorist while directing traffic in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department said an officer was hit by a motorist while directing traffic at the intersection of Graves Mill Road and Timberlake Road Sunday evening.

According to officials, Officer James Goggins was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where he was treated for injuries sustained as a result of the accident.

They said the injuries to Officer Goggins are non-life threatening and he is being held for further observation.

LPD is reminding motorists to use caution when approaching intersections that are without power and to be on the lookout for first responders, city workers and other utility personnel who are out assisting with the storm damage.

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