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Teen on scooter struck by suspected impaired driver in Abbotsford

The collision took place early Saturday morning in the vicinity of Essendene and Gladys avenues

A 20-year-old man faces possible charges of impaired driving, dangerous driving, and failing to remain at the scene of an accident after a teen boy was struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning.

The incident took place at about 12:30 a.m. in the area of Essendene and Gladys avenues.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the 13-year-old pedestrian was with a group of friends who were crossing east on Essendene in the crosswalk when the Mustang travelling north on Gladys attempted to stop at a red light and skidded through the intersection.

The vehicle crashed into a southbound Dodge truck, driven by a 17-year-old girl, and then veered toward the group of teens. All were able to jump out of the way, except for a 13-year-old boy on a scooter.

He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Mustang fled the scene on foot after the crash, but was caught a short distance away. A passenger in the vehicle remained on scene.

A couple of large bottles of alcohol could be seen in the front passenger seat of the Mustang

The driver cannot be named until charges are formally laid.

(Photo below by Kevin MacDonald shows the inside of the Mustang.)