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Pedestrian Hurt When Hit By Cop Car: PD

A New Haven police car struck a pedestrian crossing the road, police said. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015)

A police car struck a pedestrian in New Haven Tuesday afternoon.

A patrol officer turning onto Chapel Street off High Street at 1:08 p.m. struck Latanya Autry, 45, of New Haven, while she was crossing the road, police said.

Autry was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening leg and arm injuries, police said.

Surveillance video footage shows that Autry was crossing the road outside the crosswalk and the officer had a green light and the right of way, police said.

"The officer, thankfully, was making his turn from a full stop at the intersection and was not traveling quickly," New Haven police said. "He was not responding to a call and did not have his siren or emergency lights on."

Police found Autry was at fault for "unsafe use of a highway by a pedestrian," police said.

The officer was not injured and there wasn't significant damage to the car, police said.

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