Police officer struck by vehicle while directing traffic at Pembroke Pines school

Officer loaded onto stretcher, placed in ambulance near Charles W. Flanagan High School

A Pembroke Pines police officer is loaded onto a stretcher and placed in the back of an ambulance. (WPLG)

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A Pembroke Pines police officer was struck by a vehicle Monday morning outside Charles W. Flanagan High School.

The crash occurred about 7:30 a.m. while the officer was directing traffic in the school zone along Taft Street.

Pembroke Pines police spokeswoman Amanda Conwell said a vehicle driven by a woman struck the officer, who was in uniform and wearing a yellow traffic vest. The officer’s patrol vehicle was nearby with its emergency lights flashing.

A view from Sky 10 showed an officer being placed on a stretcher and loaded in the back of an ambulance.

The officer was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. Conwell said the officer’s injuries are not life-threatening.

A Pembroke Pines police officer is hit by a car while directing traffic outside a school and taken to a Hollywood hospital.

Police diverted eastbound traffic by the school during the crash investigation.

The driver wasn’t hurt and remained at the scene.