Des Moines police: Truck pins officer to building

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A veteran Des Moines police officer is recovering at the hospital after a truck pinned him to a building wall.

Des Moines police say Lt. Joe Gonzalez was working in an off-duty capacity Monday afternoon at the World Food Prize building downtown.

Police say a truck leaving the area turned and the rear section pinned Gonzalez against a granite wall. The truck driver quickly stopped and backed the truck away.

Gonzalez was taken to Methodist Hospital with two collapsed lungs and 13 broken ribs. He is in serious but stable condition.

Police say charges against the truck driver are pending.

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