OPP officer charged after child hit by cruiser in August

OPP Cruiser (File photo)

An Ontario Provincial Police officer is facing a traffic charge in connection with an incident back in August.

Police say the officer was driving a marked police cruiser on Muskoka Road North in Gravenhurst when the vehicle hit a child riding a bike.

The 10-year-old was taken to hospital, treated for minor injuries and released.

Police say the OPP cruiser was turning into a parking lot when it struck the child's bike.

The officer, who is a 10-year member of the OPP, is charged with not making a safe turn as per the Highway Traffic Act.

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