NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans police say one of their officers has been seriously injured during a traffic accident.

Multiple news outlets reported that Superintendent Michael Harrison said the officer was inside her police vehicle on the side of the road with the emergency lights on when she was hit.

He identified the officer as Natasha Hunter, a 12-year veteran of the police force.

Hunter was taken to the hospital where she remains in critical condition in an unresponsive state.