Striking nurse hit by car in Leamington

A striking nurse was hit by a car while on the picket lines in Leamington.

OPP says nurse has minor injuries

Public health nurses are on the picket lines. (Dale Molnar/CBC)

A striking public health unit nurse, in Leamington, has minor injuries after being hit by a car.

Ontario Provincial Police Const. Stephanie Moniz says it happened at around 8 a.m. Thursday at 33 Princess street in Leamington. 

Public health workers in Windsor and Essex County have been on strike since last Friday. 

OPP officers were called to the location about a traffic back-up and a report that a pedestrian had been hit by a car. 

The driver of the car and one other picketer called into police about what had happened. 

Moniz says the car was entering a parking lot when the hit took place. 

The nurse was taken to hospital with minor injuries as a precaution. 

Both the group of picketers and the driver were let off with a warning. 

"We're just asking that people understand both sides of what's going on — the general public as well as the picketers," said Moniz. "If everybody can be very understanding and patient, that's what it needed right now."