Police officer struck by car while directing traffic; Driver flees scene, but is soon captured

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MIDDLETOWN, New Jersey — Authorities say a police officer who was struck by a car while directing traffic on a central New Jersey roadway is expected to recover from his injuries.

The Middletown Township officer was struck Monday morning by a driver who fled the scene. The driver was stopped a short time later in nearby Red Bank and turned over to Middletown authorities.

The officer's injuries were not considered life-threatening, but further details were not disclosed.

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