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Collision Between ATV & Police Vehicle in Harbour Grace #nltraffic

An investigation has been launched after a collision between an RCMP vehicle and ATV.

The incident occurred last Thursday when police were conducting traffic enforcement in a school zone in Harbour Grace.

Police saw an ATV being operated on school property in an erratic manner.

An officer entered the school parking lot and searched for the ATV which was no longer in sight.

The officer parked the patrol vehicle on the lot and continued to monitor traffic. The ATV returned and accelerated through the parking lot and struck the police vehicle.

The 15-year-old driver of the ATV, who accidentally struck the police SUV, was thrown from the quad and then fled on foot.

The officer pursued on foot and took the teen into custody, a short distance away.

The youth was transported to the local hospital with minor injuries.

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