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Toronto police officer hit by vehicle while directing traffic

A Toronto Police Service cruiser. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Toronto police say one of its officers was struck by a vehicle after directing traffic in the city’s north end.

Police said the incident occurred Monday evening at around 6:52 p.m. in the area of Finch Avenue East & Signet Drive.

The officer was taken to hospital after being injured, police said.

Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said in an update Tuesday morning the officer was treated and released from hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“Officers work to keep the public safe and are often in dangerous circumstances. We are thankful today,” Ramer tweeted.

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The driver did remain at the scene.

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Police have not yet said if any charges will be laid.

Traffic Services is investigating and the intersection was closed.

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