Police charge man for dangerous driving after child struck, injured by pickup truck

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HAMILTON — Police say a Hamilton man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly hit a child with a pickup truck, critically injuring him.

Hamilton police say the 11-year-old boy was crossing the street at a marked crosswalk Tuesday afternoon when he was hit.

The driver allegedly hit the boy after failing to stop for a traffic light and a crossing guard.

Police say the child was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The 28-year-old driver will appear in court today on a charge of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Police are still investigating but say they have ruled out driver impairment and other contributing factors.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 2, 2020.

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