Police officer hits pedestrian with truck in downtown Calgary

A 69-year-old man was taken to hospital after being hit by a police vehicle in downtown Calgary.

On-duty officer was driving an unmarked truck when collision happened

The Calgary Police Service's collision reconstruction unit responds to the scene where an officer in an unmarked car hit an elderly pedestrian. (Tiphanie Roquette/Radio-Canada)

A man was taken to hospital after being hit by a truck driven by an on-duty police officer in downtown Calgary.

Shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, the 69-year-old man was hit by an unmarked police truck at Ninth Avenue and Second Street S.W., police said.

Police said the officer, who was driving a 2009 GMC Sierra, was trying to reposition the vehicle and was reversing near the curb, when he hit a pedestrian who was jaywalking diagonally from the east side of Second Street to the west side.

The man suffered serious, non-life-threatening injuries to his chest and pelvis and is in stable condition.

The Calgary Police Service said its reconstruction unit was at the scene and the director of law enforcement was being notified to establish what next steps should be taken regarding the officer.

Speed, alcohol and drugs were not considered to be factors.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is being asked by police to call the Traffic Section at 403-567-4000.


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