Boy hit by pickup truck while crossing Hamilton street dies in hospital: police

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HAMILTON — Police say an 11-year-old boy who was hit by a pickup truck while crossing a Hamilton street this week has died.

The boy died Thursday morning at a local hospital after being struck on Tuesday afternoon.

Hamilton police say the charge against the driver of the truck, Brandon Aubert, has been upgraded to dangerous operation causing death.

Aubert is accused of hitting the boy after failing to stop for a traffic light and a crossing guard.

Police have said the incident happened as the child was crossing at a marked crosswalk.

The force said Wednesday that investigators had ruled out driver impairment and other contributing factors in the collision.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 3, 2020.

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