MIAMI, FL – A police officer was struck by a distracted driver while on duty in South Beach Thursday night, authorities said.
WPLG reports the incident happened in the area of Collins and 14th Street, where the officer was working on an investigation involving narcotics.
Miami Beach Police said the officer was hit by an Uber driver who was texting behind the wheel.
The officer was in stable condition at Mount Sinai Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The driver was issued several citations, including for texting while driving and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
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