HOUSTON A female officer with the Houston Police Department was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic near Reliant Park.

According to HPD, the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Saturday as the officer guided cars in the 8400-block of Lantern Point Drive.

The officer was sent to the hospital with a bruise and cut on her lip. She was expected to make a full recovery.

The driver who struck her was questioned at the scene. Preliminary reports showed alcohol was not a factor.

The incident occurred in a stretch of road between the Harris County Children s Protective Services Office and a parking lot for Reliant.

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