STERLING HEIGHTS (WWJ) – A Sterling Heights police officer suffered bumps and bruises but is expected to be fine, after he was struck by a car while on the way to an accident scene.

Police say the officer had his lights and sirens on as he was eastbound on M-59 at Schoenherr Rd. shortly before 1 p.m., when he was struck by a northbound car.

There were no serious injuries.  The other driver was checked out at the scene and is OK, police said.

M-59 was closed to traffic eastbound at Schoenherr Rd. near Lakeside Mall as a result of the accident. With a lot of holiday shoppers out and about, WWJ’s Lorna Stevens said traffic was backed up from about Van Dyke Ave. Motorists were urged to avoid the area, maybe using 21 Mile Rd. as an alternate.

The accident had cleared at around 2 p.m., but Stevens said residual backups remained.

The crash is under investigation.

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