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Two Toronto police officers on bicycles struck in hit and run

The driver was fleeing the scene of a traffic stop and the officers sustained minor injuries

Around 8:30 pm on Saturday night, two Toronto police officers on bicycles were struck by a vehicle on Baldwin Street near Spadina Avenue.

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The incident took place after a silver Honda Pilot SUV was stopped by the pair of bike cops near Kensington Market CBC News is reporting. When the officers asked for the male driver’s documents, the driver fled the scene striking the two officers who were still on their bicycles. Both officers sustained minor injuries.

A spokesperson for the Toronto police, Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook said the officers were then treated for their injuries and released from hospital. The vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on Spadina Avenue.

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Saturday night saw Nuit Blanche festivities take place across Toronto in the annual all-night contemporary art event during which the TTC offers all-night, free public transportation. As a result, a number of roads were closed and there was an increased police presence on the streets. The event took place from sunset on Oct. 1 to sunrise on Oct. 2, 6:58 pm to 7 am.