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FALL RIVER: A police officer was injured when his cruiser, with roof lights turned on, was hit in the early morning hours of April 7 at the Hwy 102/118 interchange in Fall River.

In a release, Halifax District RCMP say that the incident occurred at 7:20 a.m. as the police officer was stopped at a previous collision.

The police officer was stopped to assist a driver at a single vehicle collision on Hwy. 102 near the Hwy. 118 interchange.

“A vehicle in the southbound lanes approaching the collision scene from behind lost control in the corner and collided with the rear driver’s side of the police vehicle,” said the release.

The RCMP officer was in his vehicle at the time.

RCMP say the officer sustained minor injuries and was transported to the local hospital. He was treated and later released.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the police vehicle was assessed by EHS at the scene and was released at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.