An 18-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday after he was struck by a Killeen police officer responding to a call.
The man was hit just after 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and 38th Street, according to police.
KPD spokeswoman Carroll Smith said the officer was responding to a report of an aggravated robbery in the area and had a green light. She said the man stepped in front of the officer’s vehicle.
“If the officer hadn’t taken evasive action, it could have been much worse,” Smith said.
The man was airlifted to Scott & White Hospital in Temple and was in stable condition Thursday, Smith said.
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