Prohibited driver hit four-year-old girl on bike in Langford, B.C., RCMP say

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LANGFORD, B.C. — A Vancouver Island driver accused of hitting a four-year-old girl on her bike is in even more trouble after police checked his record.

Westshore RCMP say the girl was riding along a street in Langford, B.C., when she veered onto the roadway and was hit by a passing Mazda.

The girl has serious but not life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital after the crash last Thursday.

The 37-year-old driver remained at the scene. Police say they learned he had been prohibited from driving because of being unlicensed and impaired.

Mounties say in a statement they obtained a breath sample and while the man did have alcohol in his system, it was under the legal limit.

He was arrested and released until a court date in June with conditions he not be found in the driver's seat of a vehicle.

This report by The Canadian Press was first publishedMay 2, 2023.

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