Cop hit woman while driving out of Tim Hortons parking lot: Police

A Tim Hortons drive thru is pictured in this QMI Agency file photo. (QMI Agency)

A Tim Hortons drive thru is pictured in this QMI Agency file photo. (QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:34 PM ET

A Halifax cop won't be charged after hitting a pedestrian as he drove out of a Tim Hortons parking lot Thursday morning.

At 6:38 a.m., the officer was stopped in a marked cruiser and waiting for a break in traffic, police said. The woman on the sidewalk attempted to get the attention of the officer, but he didn't see her and moved forward and struck her.

The woman suffered a minor injury to one hand, police said.

After interviewing the woman, police said the officer won't be charged because there were no violations of the Motor Vehicle Act.

"It, however, serves as a reminder that both drivers and pedestrians have a shared responsibility in road safety and that such a collision can happen to anyone, police officers included," the release says.


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