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OPP officer’s family rushed to Sunnybrook hospital

There is grave concern about the condition of an OPP officer, who was badly injured by a bird during a freak motorcycle accident on Thursday, after relatives were rushed to Sunnybrook hospital on Friday.

There was no official word on Const. Pete Tucker’s condition after he was struck by a flying goose while driving his motorcycle during a training exercise in Barrie on Thursday morning.

But CityNews has learned his family was accompanied to the hospital early Friday evening by a motorcade of police vehicles.

The veteran OPP officer was part of a motorcade training exercise that involved 14 motorcycles and other vehicles at the time of the crash on Highway 400 near Highway 11.

The collision caused him to lose control of his motorcycle and veer across several lanes into a ditch. Tucker suffered serious leg injuries and was airlifted to Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto.

He is a married father in his 40s.