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PD: Police cruiser involved in crash with pedestrian in New Haven

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A New Haven police cruiser collided with a 45-year-old woman crossing the street near the Yale University campus in the Elm City on Tuesday afternoon.

Latanya Autry, of New Haven, was crossing Chapel Street around 1 p.m. when she collided with a cruiser,” according to Officer David B. Hartman, who is the public information officer for the New Haven Police Department.

Autry was rushed to a local hospital with what Hartman called “non-life-threatening injuries.”  

After police reviewed surveillance video, it was determined that Autry was outside of the cross walk before the crash. Police said the officer involved in the crash “had a green signal and the right of way.”

“The Officer, thankfully, was making his turn from a full stop at the intersection and was not traveling quickly,” Hartman said.

Hartman said the officer was not responding to an emergency call at the time of the crash, so their siren or emergency lights on.

Autry was determined to be “at fault for unsafe use of a highway by a pedestrian,” Hartman said.

The officer did not report any injuries to police.

The cruiser did not sustain any major damage in the crash, Hartman said.

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