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Video Shows Sacramento Police Car Strike Teen

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) -- A police video from Sacramento shows a swerving police cruiser striking a 16-year-old boy on a sidewalk, sending him into the air and onto the hood of the car.

CBS Sacramento reports the teen was riding his bike without a light along Rio Linda Boulevard and Eleanor Avenue in Del Paso Heights on the night of July 22.

An officer attempted to stop him but the teen took off running and the officer chased him on foot. Body camera footage shows the officer asking for backup and dashcam footage shows another officer responding to the scene. That video of the officer driving, released Friday, shows his car veer across a lane, hit the boy on the sidewalk and come to a stop in the front yard of a home.

18-228534:Vehicle Collision in the 900 Block of Eleanor Ave- in car camera #1 by Sacramento Police Department on YouTube

Investigators say the collision was the result of the officer losing control of the vehicle during the pursuit and turning less sharply than intended.

Sgt. Vance Chandler said the officer driving the car has undergone additional training.

The teen's injuries were not life-threatening.

© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report


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