Police cruiser hits Halifax pedestrian

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A Halifax Regional Police officer in a marked cruiser hit a woman on the sidewalk of the Bedford Highway Thursday morning while leaving Tim Hortons

Halifax police officer hits pedestrian while leaving Tim Hortons. Metro

HALIFAX- Halifax Regional Police say a female pedestrian suffered minor injuries to one of her hands when she was hit by a police officer in a marked cruiser on the Bedford Highway.

A release from police says the officer was leaving the Tim Horton’s at 200 Bedford Highway around 6:40 a.m. when he hit a woman heading north on the sidewalk.

A senior police supervisor assigned to investigate the incident interviewed both the officer and pedestrian later Thursday morning.

He determined that the officer stopped in the parking lot, looked both ways and was waiting for a break in traffic. The pedestrian saw the cruiser and tried to get the officer’s attention, but he didn’t see her before moving forward.

The officer immediately stopped to help the woman, and took her information before she left.

The release from Halifax Regional Police states no charges will be laid because there were no violations of the Motor Vehicle Act.

“It, however, serves as a reminder that both drivers and pedestrians have a shared responsibility in road safety and that such a collision can happen to anyone, police officers included,” reads the release.

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