Montgomery County police officer struck by vehicle during traffic stop

Montgomery County police say an officer was struck by a car while conducting a traffic stop in Silver Spring Wednesday night.

Police say it happened at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Piney Branch Road at around 10:45 p.m.

Police are searching for the striking vehicle that took off afterwards.

The officer's injuries are unknown at this time.

A perimeter has been set up by officers for the search of the vehicle and Maryland State Police is assisting in the case.