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Elderly man struck by APD cruiser fighting for life

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An elderly man struck by a police cruiser while leaving church is fighting for his life.

An Atlanta police officer was involved in a pedestrian accident late Sunday night. The accident left an elderly man with serious injuries, according to authorities.

An Atlanta police spokeswoman says an officer was responding to a call just before 9 p.m. when that officer struck the victim on Metropolitan Parkway near the intersection with Milam Avenue.

A bystander captured images on their cell phone in the moments following the accident.

Officers say the elderly man who was hit was unresponsive, but alive, when he was taken to the hospital.

The victim remains in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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