Officer investigating shooting seriously injured in accident

September 29, 2012 4:10:10 PM PDT
A police officer who was investigating a shooting has been seriously injured after he was hit by a car.

It happened early Saturday morning in Montgomery, about 40 miles west of Chicago.

Montgomery Police say officers were responding to a call of shots fired on the 700 block of Oakton Avenue.

A vehicle that was leaving the area struck a patrol sergeant.

The sergeant was taken to a hospital.

The driver of the car was taken into custody.

Eighteen-year-old Kendall J. Collier is charged with one count of aggravated DUI.

Police say more charges are pending.