NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The westbound lanes of I-10 at Morrison Road were shut down Monday morning due to an accident.
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The accident involved a semi-tractor, a New Orleans Police Department unit, and another vehicle that fled the scene, according to NOPD.
According to the report, an officer was blocking traffic for a disabled vehicle when he was struck by a red vehicle that fled the scene.
The semi-tractor tried to avoid the officer's vehicle and swerved, causing his truck to become disabled across the three lanes of traffic.
According to NOPD, the semi-tractor did not strike the officer's vehicle.
The officer was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries and was released.
Traffic is now flowing smoothly in the area.