By CBSNewYork Team

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.

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

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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.

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It’s unclear if any arrests have been made.

CBSNewYork Team