A police officer in Swansea, Illinois was hospitalized following a car accident on Saturday night. According to initial reports, at around 11 p.m. the officer was traveling on Frank Scott Parkway eastbound when he was struck by another vehicle traveling northbound on Smelting Works Road. The damage to the squad car was severe and emergency crews had to extricate the officer from the vehicle. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital and his current condition is unknown. The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured in the crash, and authorities are investigating the accident.
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