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LMPD officer struck on I-65; police want to thank citizen who helped out


A Louisville Metro Police officer who was struck by a car and pinned against a guardrail was rescued by a Good Samaritan who used his truck to rescue him.

It happened on a ramp onto Interstate 65 near hospital curve around 9:45 Monday morning. The officer was responding to a single-car accident and was walking on the ramp when another car struck him, pinning him against the guardrail.

Louisville Metro Police spokesperson Carey Klain says that's when a man driving a Chevy Avalanche pickup arrived, attached a strap to the car pinning the officer, and used his pickup to pull the car away and free the officer.

The officer suffered a broken leg and a concussion, and was taken to University Hospital.

Klain says police don't know who the man in the Avalanche was, but LMPD wants to thank him for helping the officer.