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Police Officer Struck By Vehicle In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A police officer was struck by a vehicle in Brooklyn on Wednesday night.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. near East 83rd Street and Foster Avenue in Canarsie.

While patrolling, police spotted a car in a common driveway with two people inside. They ran the plate and discovered it was stolen.

When officers tried to speak to the driver inside, they say he put the window up and sped off, hitting an officer and eventually hitting a fence.

The officer suffered a broken ankle and a leg injury.

It's unclear if any arrests have been made.

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