RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Police are investigating after a pedestrian was hit by a Raleigh Police Department cruiser Friday afternoon.
The incident was reported just before 2:40 p.m. along the 1800 block of Gorman Street which is near Graduate Lane, according to a short news release from Raleigh police.
The injured pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
“I heard a loud noise. It was like a crash, and I heard the brakes screeching,” said Dhruva Prabhu.
Prabhu said he was leaving his apartment when he heard the noise.
“I just walked down to see what happened. I saw a person lying on the floor,” he described.
A police SUV was stopped in Gorman Street and had damage to the front windshield.
The crash involving a pedestrian happened around the same time Raleigh police were responding to a bank robbery, less than half a mile away, at Truist Bank on Avent Ferry Road.
Police haven’t said if the officer involved in the crash was responding to the bank robbery.
Gorman Street was closed near the entrance to Gorman Place apartments until about 6:30 p.m.
No other details were released.