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Cleveland police sergeant suffers leg injury after being struck by car while directing traffic

August 18, 2018

Cleveland police sergeant suffers leg injury after being struck by car while directing traffic

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland police sergeant suffered a leg injury after being struck by a car while directing traffic Friday before the Browns’ preseason game at nearby FirstEnergy Stadium.

The sergeant was hit by a car about 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of East 9th Street at Erieside Avenue, police said.

The sergeant was taken to MetroHealth for treatment.

A Cleveland police spokeswoman did not immediately release any additional information about the sergeant or the driver involved in the crash.

Traffic was heavy downtown Friday evening as fans headed to FirstEnergy stadium for the Cleveland Browns’ preseason home opener against the Buffalo Bills.

The Cleveland Indians are also hosting the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night at Progressive Field.

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