GRAPHIC: NYPD sergeant hit by car during protests

NEW YORK (CNN) - A New York police sergeant suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle during protests early Tuesday morning.

The NYPD says the collision happened around 12:45 a.m. in the Bronx, and suspected looters were in the vehicle that hit the officer, who was responding to a burglary call.

Cellphone video shows the collision was so hard the officer flipped sideways in the air.

The officer was taken to the hospital with a head and leg injury. Those injuries are considered serious, but the officer is stable.

This isn’t the only time during protests a New York officer was hit by a car. Another officer was struck by a vehicle in the West Village the previous night.

New York was under a curfew during the time period, as demonstrations have sometimes turned violent in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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