Pedestrian Seriously Injured by NYPD Cruiser on Upper West Side

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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

Once again, the busiest part of the Upper West Side has proven itself to be a dangerous place for pedestrians: The New York Daily News reports that a NYPD car carrying two uniformed officers struck a 69-year-old man as it drove north on Broadway near 78th street at around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The victim was taken to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in cardiac arrest, and is now in serious condition. The driver and passenger were uninjured. According to the Daily News, the cruiser had its sirens on, though it's not clear if the cops were responding to an emergency call. A NYPD spokesperson declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding the accident.