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Woman charged after being struck by Barrie police cruiser while crossing street

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An 18-year-old woman was charged after running across a street and being struck by an oncoming police vehicle in Barrie over the weekend.

According to police, the woman got off a city bus at Essa Road and Gowan Street in the city's south end on Saturday morning and ran into the path of a fully-marked cruiser heading west on Essa Road.

The pedestrian was hospitalized for what police described as non-life-threatening injuries.

The intersection was closed for several hours for the investigation.

Police charged her with failing to use a crosswalk.

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