MACEDONIA — A city police officer may be out for awhile after he was struck by a vehicle and suffered a broken leg while on a crash call on Route 82 near Shepard Road late Saturday afternoon, said Police Lt. Vince Yakopovich.
"He’s at home resting now," Yakopovich said on Monday.
Yakopovich said safety forces responded to a minor crash just east of the intersection at a little after 5 p.m. and were in the process of clearing the scene when Patrolman Brandon Heisler was hit by a vehicle at 5:25 p.m.
"He was stopping westbound traffic to allow one person from the crash to back up and leave the scene and get around a fire apparatus, said Yakopovich. "A vehicle eastbound came across, ran over the cones separating eastbound and westbound traffic and struck Brandon who was in the westbound lane."
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident involving Heisler. Sheriff’s Inspector William Holland said Monday that the vehicle’s driver was cited with failure to obey a traffic control device. Additional information about the driver was not immediately available.
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