A five-year-old child was rushed to hospital earlier this week, after being struck by a truck in Albion.
Early indications from Ridge Meadows RCMP Sgt. Dale Somerville were that the boy suffered a possible broken leg after stepping out into traffic in the area of 242nd Street and 100B Avenue just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
A helicopter was initially deployed, but called off prior to landing. Instead, the boy was transported by ambulance to hospital.
"Police are thankful the young boy did not sustain a serious injury," Somerville said.
"This is a case of pedestrian error, and no charges are being recommended. The incident occurred after the child, who was playing near a residential street, came out from between two parked vehicles."
The truck that the boy collided with was not travelling fast, "which helped minimize the injuries the youngster received," the traffic officer said, explaining that the driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
"Police want to remind parents of young children about playing on or near any roads in our communities," Somerville said.
"Please talk to your children regarding the dangers, and to always look for any vehicular traffic before entering streets."
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