Pineville officer struck while directing traffic in front of school

A Pineville police officer was struck while directing traffic Monday evening according to CMPD.

The incident occurred on 14115 Lancaster Highway just before 6:00 p.m. 

Officer S. Stewart, a 15 year veteran of the department, was working off-duty, in uniform, while directing traffic for Shining Stars Academy when he was hit.

Officer Stewart was wearing a bright orange uniform jacket at the time of the accident. He also had his marked patrol car present on the side of the road with the blue lights on.  

Officer Stewart was transported by medic to the hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

 The driver of the vehicle that struck the officer remained at the scene and is not being charged with any criminal offenses at this time. It was raining at the time of the incident.