Deputy Hits Pedestrian With Patrol Car

woman and child hit at crosswalk
Posted at 6:28 PM, Feb 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-16 13:30:27-05

LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian is recovering after being hit by a Lake County Sheriff's deputy.

Florida Highway patrol officials say the unidentified pedestrian stepped in front of the deputy's patrol car Sunday night. The deputy was driving near Lake-Sumter State College and was on his way to a call. The deputy attempted to miss the man, but struck him and caused minor injuries.

The Orlando Sentinel ( ) reports the deputy has not been identified.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.

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