Cop car jumps curb, hits pedestrians

June 30, 2009 7:45:33 PM PDT
Nine people were hurt when a police car struck another car and careened into pedestrians on a sidewalk in Manhattan Tuesday.The incident happened on the Lower East Side around 4:20 p.m. near Avenue D and 5th Street.

Police say a five pedestrians, the two officers in the cruiser, and a driver and passenger in the other car were hospitalized for minor injuries.

Initially, it was believed a 3-month-old infant in a stroller was among those struck. But it appears that the mother was able to get the child out of the way in time. Officials say the severest injury was a broken leg.

Authorities say the officers were responding to a call.


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