WEST NEW BRIGHTON, Staten Island — An NYPD vehicle struck a pedestrian before swerving and hitting another vehicle in Staten Island Friday night.
Authorities responded to the vicinity of Oakland and Henderson avenues around 9:15 p.m. The pedestrian was crossing Henderson Avenue when he was struck by the police car, officials said.
The officers swerved their vehicle to try to avoid the pedestrian, and ended up striking another vehicle, according to authorities.
The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Both officers sustained minor injuries, and the driver of the second vehicle refused medical attention, police said.