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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- An Atlanta police officer is expected to recover after being hit by a car in DeKalb County Monday night.

The officer was struck at around 11:30 p.m. while helping a driver on Interstate 285 west at Moreland Avenue.

Atlanta Police Capt. T. O. Coyt said the officer was not on duty when he was hit, and was alert, conscious and breathing after the accident. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

There was no immediate word on whether anyone will face charges in this case.