• Investigation underway after woman reports being hit by CMPD patrol car, officials say

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating after a pedestrian said a police car hit her Saturday night. 

    Police told Channel 9 the incident happened Saturday night on South Boulevard, just south of Tyvola Road. 

    [RELATED: Family of man hit and killed by Charlotte police car wants answers] 

    Officials say the female victim called police two hours after, claiming the squad car hit her as it pulled out of a parking lot. 

    The victim was taken to a hospital. 

    Police say the officer said he did not realize he had hit the victim. His car's lights and sirens were off at the time. 

    CMPD said they tested the officer for drugs and alcohol, which is standard procedure. 

    In addition to investigating the actual accident, officials say the department is doing an internal investigation. 

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