DC police officer struck by vehicle in Northwest

A D.C. police officer is recovering after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday night in Northwest.

The incident happened around 11 p.m. near Chain Bridge Road and Canal Road will the officer was outside of his vehicle.

The striking vehicle remained on the scene. The officer was hospitalized but officials say he is expected to survive.

It is unclear why the officer was outside of his vehicle at the time of the incident.