UPDATED: Girl struck by car on York Road

A five-year-old girl struck by a car Thursday night is recuperating from a leg injury.

The girl spent a few nights in hospital after hit by a vehicle on York Road May 26.

The incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. while the young girl and her family were crossing York Road in a designated crosswalk, police said.

“According to a witness, it appears that the young girl, along with a sibling, had entered the roadway ahead of her parents, and was subsequently hit by a grey, four-door sedan,” Const. Markus Lueder, a spokesman at the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said in a media release.

Police and paramedics arrived on scene and administered first aid on the girl before she was transported via ambulance to Cowichan District Hospital for treatment.

She remained in hospital in stable condition, Lueder said Friday afternoon, and was undergoing additional testing.

“There were no broken bones, but because of the nature of the incident, and the age of the girl, they’re doing some additional checks to make sure she’s OK,” said Lueder, adding the girl would spend another night at CDH.

The driver of the sedan, meanwhile, is a local woman in her late 20s.

Cpl. Kevin Day confirmed on Tuesday that the driver had been ticketed under the Motor Vehicle Act with driving without due care and attention.

She remained at the scene, and police said neither speed nor alcohol appear to have been contributing factors in the incident.



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