Toddler struck by unmarked police car sustains minor injuries

  • The unmarked Baltimore Police Department vehicle that hit a toddler Thursday afternoon sits at the East Baltimore intersection where officer struck the child while other officers investigate.
The unmarked Baltimore Police Department vehicle that hit… (Steve Kilar )
March 30, 2012|By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun

A toddler struck by an unmarked police vehicle on the eastern edge of the Patterson Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon has been treated for minor injuries at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, police said.

The 2-year-old boy had stepped off the sidewalk at the intersection of Leverton and South Highland avenues around 3 p.m., police said. The officer, who was turning onto Highland Avenue from the 3400 block of Leverton Ave., spotted the child out of the corner of her eye and immediately braked, police said. The child was knocked to the ground near the vehicle's front wheel well. He sustained abrasions to his face, but is otherwise in good condition, police said.

Mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com

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