A Manassas city police officer who was struck by a car on
Saturday remains in Fairfax Hospital, but hopes to began rehabilitation
on Monday, Manassas city officials said this week.
Police Officer Heather Munsterman was standing outside of a vehicle
during a routine traffic stop when she was struck by a black Ford that swerved off the road near the
intersection of Phoenix Drive and Route 28 in Manassas on Saturday morning.
remains in Fairfax Hospital after suffering a concussion, a dislocated
shoulder and fractures in her ankle and pelvic areas, a family member
told city officials.
Herndon resident Alexander Bacon, 25, is charged with: texting while driving, reckless driving, driving on a
suspended operator's license (third offense) and failure to to proceed
with caution or yield right of way by lane change to stationary vehicle
Munsterman's family members said she is in good spirits despite her painful injuries and the long road to recovery.
She and her family are very thankful for all the well wishes, prayers, kind thoughts, flowers and balloons that she has received since the incident.
She hopes to leave the hospital and enter a rehabilitation center on Monday, family and friends said.
Until then, she is accepting only get well cards—no flowers, balloons or other items—and a limited number of visitors so she can rest and heal.
Manassas Police Lt. Stephanie Morbeto will serve as a liaison and will keep everyone updated on Munsterman's progress. Updates will also be provided through Facebook pages for the City of Manassas and the Manassas Police Department. The city will also continue to email updates on her condition.
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