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Man struck and killed by police car

October 8, 2009 7:28:32 PM PDT
A 79-year-old man is dead after getting struck by a police car. Investigators said the police vehicle had flashing lights and sirens going while traveling south on Broadway around 4:20 Thursday afternoon.

The man stepped off the median between West 135th and 136th Streets into the path of the police vehicle.

Rescue crews rushed the man, Javier Santiago Jackson, to the hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Jackson lived in the neighborhood.

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