BOSTON - A child was injured after being struck by a Boston Police cruiser Monday night.
Boston Police say just after 7 p.m., they received a call of a pedestrian struck on Shawmut Avenue in Roxbury.
The pedestrian, who we're told is a 1-year-old child, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after being hit. The child's mother tells us her daughter suffered a broken collarbone in the crash.
Surveillance video from Shawmut Avenue in #Roxbury allegedly showing a Boston Police cruiser hitting a 1-year-old child, were told by the girls mother she has a broken collar bone @boston25 pic.twitter.com/Ynsx2RAhZh— Julie Leonardi (@JulieLeonardiTV) May 21, 2019
Mother of child struck by BPD cruiser says her 1-year-old daughter suffered a broken collar bone during the accident @boston25— Julie Leonardi (@JulieLeonardiTV) May 21, 2019
No additional information was released.
In a statement on Tuesday, BPD Commissioner William Gross said:
"I am glad to hear that the young girl involved in last night’s incident is recuperating from her injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. Investigators continue to investigate this incident, although preliminary findings are leading to this being an accident. The Boston Police Department works hard everyday to keep residents safe, and I can tell you that this is any police officers' worst nightmare. I ask for everyone to keep the young girl and her family in our thoughts as she recovers."
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