NYPD Still Billing Pedestrians Hit by Cop Cars

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NEW YORK - MAY 26:  Pedestrians in Times Square walk past a police car May 26, 2004 in New York City. The U.S. fears that al Qaeda may be plotting an attack inside the country or against U.S. interests abroad. Despite these warnings, the government has no plans to raise the terror threat level and has no details on when, where or how an attack might occur.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2004 Getty Images

Jesse Zorski was hit by a police vehicle in Manhattan back in April and left with both his $1,200 hospital bill and a $1,028.08 charge for the damage his body did to the car, the Daily News reports. The 25-year-old, who wears a hearing aid, says he had the right of way and wasn't affected by the two beers he'd had, but as he prepared to sue the city for his medical treatment, he received a notice of claim from the same law firm that, just last month, charged a dead man $710 for the dent he caused when the car killed him. "The letter should not have been sent," said NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne this time around. "We're examining safeguards to make sure similar letters are not sent in the future." Coming from the police department, that's practically a get-well-soon card.