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Updated: 12/11/2013 12:27 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A person was sent the hospital after a Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer in a patrol car struck the pedestrian walking near downtown. That person has non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

A JSO spokesman said Officer Kim Porter was off duty after just ending her shift when she struck the pedestrian in the road. Police report it was unclear who was at fault. There is a sidewalk but no crosswalk in the area where it happened, at an I-95 on-ramp from Kings Road.

Porter, police said, was headed eastbound on Kings Road when the collission happened around 9p.m. JSO did not identify the pedestrian.

The spokesman reported the investigation is ongoing. 

JSO did not specify if Officer Porter is on administrative leave pending the investigation. Standard procedure, the spokesman told Action News, is to make that decision on a case-by-case basis in situations where there is not an officer-involved shooting. That decision could come at the conclusion of the investigation. Police shootings result in immediate and indefinite paid administrative leave for the officer per JSO department policy.





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Texas Pete - 12/26/2013 6:31 AM
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Bet she was on her cell phone.

Papakilo - 12/12/2013 1:52 AM
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I believe there is a traffic light about a block or so down Kings road. That is an area where pedestrians are hard to see, by drivers turning to the on ramp. Bottom line: Jacksonville has too many "jaywalkers" who don't by habit cross at traffic lights or cross walks, do not wear proper clothing to be seen by drivers at night, and don't yield to cars when crossing the street.
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