Harrison, OH – Officer Joe Willig Struck by Car on West Rd
Harrison, OH (October 30, 2020) – An officer with the Harrison Police Department was injured after being struck by a car near a high school on Wednesday, October 28.
Local reports revealed that officer Joe Willig was directing traffic near William Henry Harris High School at the time of the accident. At around 2:30 p.m. that afternoon, Willig was reportedly struck by a vehicle traveling on West Road. The vehicle failed to stop at the scene.
Willig was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for the treatment of sustained injuries. Following the accident, the driver who struck Willig was later found by authorities. Charges are currently pending.
No further information on the crash has been provided. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with Joe Willig and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
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