09/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Unmarked Cop Car Runs Red Light, Hits Queens Pedestrian

An unmarked cop car blew through a red light "like a bat out of hell" Thursday and smashed into a pedestrian crossing treacherous Queens Blvd. - launching the man into the air, witnesses said.

Evelio Villa, 47, and his girlfriend were crossing the Boulevard of Death at 44th St. in Sunnyside and had the right of way when the black Chevy Impala ran the light and plowed into him shortly before 8:30 p.m., witnesses said.

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