COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — An eagle-eyed police officer helped rescue an injured hawk found injured on the side of the road Monday afternoon.

Columbus police officer Joseph Baker said he was patrolling Interstate 71, just north of I-270 on the city’s south end, when he spotted the young red-tailed hawk sitting by the side of the road. He said he pulled up next to the bird and “it did not move a muscle.”

“You don’t typically see something like that,” Baker said.

Thinking something was wrong, Baker snapped a photo of the bird and sent it to representatives from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Using a coat and a bucket, Baker took the young bird under his wing and brought it to a veterinary hospital in north Columbus. Veterinarians told Baker the bird was suffering from some head trauma, likely from being struck by a car.