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.
Toddler hit by a Boston Police cruiser in Roxbury. The officer stopped immediately. @AnnaMeiler has reaction from the little girl's mother who says she suffered a broken collarbone. #WBZ https://t.co/aKVvmD0aNA pic.twitter.com/VoloSoONWA
— Chris McKinnon (@chrisWBZ) May 21, 2019
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.”