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NY man, 81, hit by police car, dies of head injuries


March 23, 2001
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NY man, 81, hit by police car, dies of head injuries

By Richard Weir Daily News Staff Writer
March 21, 2001, Wednesday Sports Final Edition Copyright 2001 Daily News, L.P.
Daily News (New York)
March 21, 2001, Wednesday Sports Final Edition

(NEW YORK) - An 81-year-old man died yesterday in the Bronx after being struck by a police cruiser that was responding to an accident, police said. William Davila was brushed by the passenger side of the 43rd Precinct patrol car as he tried to cross Westchester Ave. near Stratford Ave. in the Bronx River section about noon, said Sgt. Richard Kemmler, a police spokesman. Davila, of the Bronx, fell to the ground. He died of head injuries at Jacobi Medical Center shortly afterward, Kemmler said.

"He spun around and hit his head on a manhole cover," Kemmler said. "It's an unfortunate accident."

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