Thorndale Officer Injured in Car Accident

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A Central Texas police officer is recovering from injuries he suffered in a two-car accident while on-duty.

The accident happened Friday night in Thorndale, in western Milam County.

Authorities say a Thorndale police officer was pursuing two drag racers on FM 486 when he crossed U.S. 79 and collided with another vehicle.

The officer is in good condition at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, but does have a cracked vertebra in his neck. The other driver was not injured.

Police say they have identified the alleged drag racers and charges are pending. But, so far, no arrests have been made.

The officer's identity is currently being withheld.