A young child was hit by a truck early Thursday afternoon on Blueridge Drive and airlifted from the scene.
Const. Ian MacDonald said the child’s injuries seem to be non-life-threatening, but “because we are dealing with a 5-year-old child everybody is exercising additional caution.”
He said the child was either at or near the crosswalk outside of Harry Sayers elementary school and was struck by a Ford F150.
The child jumped up and ran into the school, said MacDonald, and when first responders arrived, they found the child away from the crash scene.
The child was airlifted so the appropriate tests could be conducted, he said.
“It’s not too often you’ll see somebody bounce back up on their feet and run away,” he said, but added that when a vehicle hits a child you want to be sure they’re okay.
The driver of the vehicle was located near the scene. The driver had moved their vehicle and police are trying to determine whether he was looking for the child or trying to get out of the area, said MacDonald.
Blueridge Drive has been reopened to traffic.