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Boy, 11, was using crosswalk with crossing guard when struck by truck: Hamilton police

Last Updated Dec 2, 2020 at 10:31 am EST

Screen grab courtesy of Matt Ingram/@MattIngramNEWS

Hamilton police say an 11-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday was hit while using a marked crosswalk with the assistance of a crossing guard.

The child was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

It happened at around 3:20 pm on Upper Gage Avenue at Royal Vista Drive.

Police say a 28-year-old man was driving a Dodge RAM pickup truck southbound on Upper Gage and failed to stop for both the traffic light and the crossing guard, striking the boy.

The driver remained on scene and was charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Police say impairment was not a factor

The accused is expected to appear in court sometime Wednesday.