A crowd gathers around an ambulance on 7th Avenue outside Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar early Tuesday morning.

Child hit by car in front of Castlegar school

A 10-year-old child was hit by a vehicle in a school zone on 7th Avenue early Tuesday morning but suffered no major injuries, according to Castlegar RCMP.

A 10-year-old child was hit by a vehicle in a school zone on 7th Avenue early Tuesday morning but suffered no major injuries, according to Castlegar RCMP.

The incident happened shortly after 8 a.m. in front of Stanley Humphries Secondary School. Two other schools — Twin Rivers Elementary and Castlegar Primary — are also in the immediate area.

Sgt. Laurel Mathew said the boy “darted across the crosswalk without any indication” and was struck by a young female driver.

“She was driving slow, she wasn’t distracted by a cellphone or anything else,” Mathew said.

Neither speed nor alcohol were contributing factors in the collision, Mathew added.

The child was loaded into an ambulance and treated for minor injuries.

“He’s fine,” Mathew said. “He has a swollen ankle but no major injuries.”

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