- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by an Anchorage police vehicle.

Police say an officer was traveling southbound on Muldoon Road on his way to work just before 11 p.m. Friday. The pedestrian was walking on the sidewalk when he stepped into the road and was hit by the officer’s car.

Police said Saturday the pedestrian was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

A police statement said the pedestrian is suspected of having been under the influence of drugs and possibly alcohol at the time.

Spokeswoman Dani Myren says the pedestrian showed signs of alcohol and impairment.

Police say the officer’s breath and urine was tested immediately after the collision in line with city policy.

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