A pedestrian was recovering at a metro hospital after being hit by an Eagan police car early Thursday.

Anthony Pollard, 26, of South St. Paul, was in serious condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he was taken after being struck around 12:25 a.m. near the intersection of Yankee Doodle Road and Coachman Road, a news release from the Eagan Police Department said.

Officer Brian Rundquist was in a marked squad car and was not taking any police action when he struck Pollard, who was walking in the right lane of westbound Yankee Doodle Road, the State Patrol said.

Alcohol was detected in Pollard’s system, the patrol said.

Rundquist immediately radioed for help and paramedics responded.

The State Patrol is investigating.