CS Police Officer Injured During Traffic Stop

A College Station police officer was injured Monday while trying to avoid being hit by a car during a traffic stop.

Police said Officer E.J. Mendoza complained of leg pain and was taken to the College Station Medical Center, according to College Station police.

Mendoza was conducting a traffic stop on Highway 6 at Southwest Parkway, when the driver of a Ford Thunderbird swerved into the shoulder to avoid slowing traffic, police said.

The Thunderbird hit the back of the patrol car, and Officer Mendoza, who was outside his car, jumped out of the way to avoid being hit.

The driver of the Thunderbird, Lisa Slaughter, 43, of College Station, sustained minor injuries in the accident, police said.

No charges have been filed as the investigation is ongoing.

The accident happened around 10:40 a.m. and the northbound lanes of Highway 6 were closed for approximately two hours while investigators worked the accident site.

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