Hit-and-run driver hits off-duty cop in Glendale, Queens

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

GLENDALE, N.Y. (WABC) -- An off-duty detective was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Queens Wednesday night.

The officer was hit by a car turning from 80th Street while he was crossing at Cooper Avenue and 80th Street just after 10 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle, possibly a Toyota SUV, did not stop.

The New York City Police officer sustained a non-life threatening head laceration. He spent the night at Jamaica Hospital for observation.

He is a detective assigned to a Housing Authority unit in Brooklyn.