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NYPD Patrol Car Backs Into Woman, Sending Her to Hospital, Police Say

 People comfort a woman after she was struck by an NYPD police car in Crown Heights on Tuesday.
People comfort a woman after she was struck by an NYPD police car in Crown Heights on Tuesday.
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New York Daily News/Todd Maisel

CROWN HEIGHTS — NYPD officers responding to a report of a crime reversed into a pedestrian on Tuesday afternoon, seriously injuring the woman, according to police and fire department officials.

The officers were in the patrol car, parked at Saratoga and St. Marks avenues, just before 12:30 p.m. when they spotted what appeared to be an “illegal transaction” nearby, police said. The officer driving the car backed up, knocking a 23-year-old woman to the ground, an NYPD spokesman said.

The victim suffered injuries to her feet, legs, back, and neck, and was taken to Brookdale Hospital in serious but stable condition, officials said.

The collision was first reported by The Daily News.