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Hattiesburg police vehicle strikes pedestrian

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police are investigating a Sunday morning car accident between an officer and a pedestrian.

The officer was conducting a security check in the parking lot of Ropers located in the 6400 block of Highway 49 when a male subject stepped in front of his vehicle. 

Hattiesburg police spokesman Sgt. Synarus Green said the officer was leaving the parking lot in his marked vehicle to assist another officer when the pedestrian was struck.

The unidentified male was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Sgt. Green said speed does not appear to be a factor in the accident. 

The incident is still under investigation.

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