( Over-the-Rhine ) - 36-year-old Natalie Cole was hit by a Cincinnati Police car Saturday night in the 1800 block of Vine Street. Cole was taken to the University of Cincinnati's Medical Center where she was in serious but stable condition.

Invesitgators say Ms. Cole was not in a crosswalk at the time she was hit. The cruiser that hit her was driven by Officer Orlando Smith.

Police say Officer Smith had the emergency lights and sirens on at the time. After hitting Cole, the police car swerved and hit a fire hydrant. Smith was not seriously injured in the crash.