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Driver Strikes Fire Policeman Directing Traffic in Lehigh Valley

A driver struck a fire police officer directing traffic around a crash in the Lehigh Valley Monday night.

Whitehall Township volunteer fire police officer Ryan Kramer, 35, was struck by a vehicle as he directed traffic along MacArthur Road between Center Street and S Church Street in Whitehall around 6:15 p.m., said Whitehall Police Lt. Greg Bealer. The officer suffered a lacerated spleen and kidney as well as a concussion.

Kramer was taken to the intensive care unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was later released from ICU and is currently recovering at the hospital. Kramer has been a volunteer for 19 years.

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The female driver stopped and spoke with investigators, said police. It appeared she had gone around cones before striking the officer, said investigators.

No charges have been filed but the investigation continues.

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