HOUSTON -- All southbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway are shut down after a Houston police officer was struck during a traffic stop near Dunlavy.

The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday as the officer made a felony traffic stop. Police have not yet said if the officer was inside or outside of a patrol car when the incident occurred, but his or her police cruiser was stopped in the middle of the freeway.

Police say the officer suffered head injuries. The officer was said to be conscious and breathing when taken to the hospital.

A third vehicle, possibly the one that struck the officer, was stopped nearby. The status of the driver involved is not yet known.

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