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OPP officer recovering at home after being hit by vehicle while probing other crashes


November 25, 2019
By The Canadian Press

AURORA, Ont. — An Ontario Provincial Police officer is recovering at home after being hit by a vehicle while on the job on Sunday morning.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the officer was investigating multiple crashes caused by icy road conditions on Highway 404 at around 9 a.m.

He alleges another driver rammed into the police vehicle while the officer was sitting inside the cruiser.

Both the officer and the driver of the other vehicle were taken to hospital, but have since been released.

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Schmidt says the officer will be off work for some time as he recovers.

Schmidt says the driver, a 43-year-old man from Newmarket, Ont., is facing a number of charges, including careless driving and drug possession.

 

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on Nov. 24, 2019.

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