Boston toddler struck, injured by police cruiser

Commissioner William Gross called the incident "any police officer's worst nightmare."

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police are investigating injuries sustained by a toddler who was struck by a department cruiser.

The child was struck in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood at about 7 p.m. Monday as the officer pulled into a street from a complete stop. The officer immediately stopped and got out to help.

The child’s mother tells WFXT-TV her daughter is 1-year-old and suffered a broken collarbone.

Commissioner William Gross in a statement Tuesday said the girl “is recuperating from her injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.”

He said the preliminary investigation seem to indicate the incident was an accident. He called the incident “any police officers’ worst nightmare.”

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