4-Year-Old Child Injured After Being Struck By Police Cruiser In Statesville

STATESVILLE, N.C. — Authorities say a Statesville Police officer is on administrative duty with pay after hitting a child, who was in a crosswalk, with her police cruiser Thursday evening.

Officer Kestler was heading to a suspicious activity call on McLaughlin Street around 8:30pm on November 7th, according to a news release.

Investigators say she was on Broad Street and stopped at the intersection of East Broad Street and Center Street.  She reportedly began to turn onto Center Street and struck a four-year-old child in the crosswalk.

The child suffered minor injuries, according to a news release.  The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.  Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call the Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3406.