11-year-old cyclist struck by SUV in Virgil

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An 11-year-old girl is in hospital after she was struck by an SUV while riding her bike in Virgil on Monday afternoon.

The unidentified girl was cycling along the sidewalk when a black Buick Enclave exiting the parking lot of Phil’s Independent Grocer collided with her, Niagara Regional Police and people on the scene said.

The collision occurred just before 4:30 p.m. Officers said the girl had serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The SUV was driven by a 70-year-old Niagara-on-the-Lake woman.

Niagara EMS and NOTL fire services personnel treated the child on the scene.

She was taken initially to a Niagara hospital and later transferred to Hamilton for further care, police said.

A section of Niagara Stone Road was closed for about five hours due to the police investigation. It reopened about 9:15 p.m.

No charges have been laid, police said Tuesday. The investigation is continuing.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to call 905-688-4111, extension 1022200, or Crime Stoppers of Niagara at 1-800-222-8477.

Somer Slobodian, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Lake Report

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