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Mom charged after bylaw officer hit outside Kitchener school

A Kitchener bylaw officer officer suffered minor injuries after he was hit by a vehicle outside a school Tuesday morning. The officer was attempting to issue a ticket when the parent, who dropped off a student in a no stopping zone, drove off, police say.

Bylaw officer was hit as he was attempting to ticket parent in no stopping zone

This no stopping sign is seen on Harber Avenue in Kitchener. A Kitchener woman was charged with dangerous driving and fail to remain at the scene after she allegedly struck a bylaw officer who was giving her a ticket for stopping here to drop her child off at school. (Google StreetView)

A Kitchener mom has been charged with dangerous driving after a bylaw officer was hit by a vehicle outside a Kitchener school Tuesday morning.

The bylaw officer was issuing a ticket to the 36-year-old woman, who stopped in a no stopping zone to drop her child off at Wilson Avenue Public School around 8:30 a.m., police said. The woman had stopped on Harber Avenue to let her child out.

"The driver of the vehicle fled, striking the bylaw officer," police spokesperson Cherri Greeno told CBC News. 

The bylaw officer received minor injuries. No students were harmed.

The bylaw officer had recorded the license plate of the vehicle, which police used to track the woman down.

The 36-year-old woman has been charged with dangerous driving and failing to remain at the scene.

It happened a day after a five-year-old girl in Toronto died after she was pinned between two vehicles outside her school during pick-up Monday afternoon. Toronto Police continue to investigate the girl's death, but a city councillor noted there is a no stopping zone in the area around the school where the girl died.

"We just want to make parents aware that when they are dropping their children off at school that these no stopping zone signs are there for a reason, and that's for the safety of the children," Greeno said.