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Norwalk officer involved in accident

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A Norwalk police officer responding to reports of a shooting Saturday morning was involved in an accident with a pedestrian.

Police said the officer was responding with his emergency lights on when he struck a pedestrian on West Avenue in front of the Lotus Lounge.

According to police, the pedestrian who was identified as Jonathan Torres, ran into the roadway in from the the cruiser.

Torres told police he saw the officer approach in his vehicle with its lights and sirens on but felt he could make it across the roadway.

Officers on scene said it appeared Torres was intoxicated.  He was taken to Norwalk Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Torres was also cited for reckless use of a roadway by a pedestrian.

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