South Carolina

Columbia police officer seriously injured during afternoon rush hour

A Columbia police officer was in surgery Tuesday night following an accident on I-126 on the Broad River Bridge, the department said in a series of tweets.

The officer was reportedly helping another motorist when the accident happened.

Eastbound traffic on I-126 at Greystone Boulevard was blocked at 8:21 p.m. Tuesday according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

More details will be reported as they become available.