Media Release 16-Pedestrian Struck by Patrol Car
Pedestrian Struck by Patrol Car
The Birmingham Police Department reports an investigation is underway after a Birmingham Police Cruiser struck a pedestrian. The incident occurred on an inclement Saturday night, January 15, 2022.
The victim has not been identified.
Just after 11:00 p.m. a pedestrian was struck by a patrol cruiser on Tarrant Huffman Road and Airport Blvd while the officer was conducting routine patrol. The pedestrian was in the roadway when struck by police cruiser. The officer immediately attempted to render aid and summon medical assistance. Birmingham Fire and rescue responded to location and the pedestrian was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Details surrounding this incident are under investigation. Consistent with the Birmingham Police Department’s protocol, an internal investigation is being conducted by the Birmingham Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division. This protocol applies for all occurrences of injury or death involving an officer.
The Birmingham Police Department extends sincere condolence to the family of the victim in this tragic incident.
**The information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**
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