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Police motorcyclist hits pedestrian

A pedestrian was in hospital this evening after a crash with a police motorbike in Hamilton.

The woman, who was thought to be an American visitor, suffered a leg injury as well as suspected head injuries.

A police spokesman said it appeared the officer was responding to “a call for service” when the crash happened as the pedestrian tried to cross Burnaby Street, near DHL Express, at about 5.25pm.

He added she was understood to be receiving treatment at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

It was reported earlier that the motorcyclist suffered “abrasions” and the bike was also damaged.

The spokesman said traffic was diverted for two hours while investigations were carried out.

Witnesses were asked to call police on 295-0011.

A police motorcyclist was in a collision with a pedestrian on Burnaby Street (Photograph by Fiona McWhirter).

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Published June 18, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated June 18, 2019 at 9:05 am)

Police motorcyclist hits pedestrian

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