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Police eye charges after 11-year-old girl hit by car

Police could lay charges after a young girl was hospitalized Saturdayafternoon after being struck by a car in the Falconridge/CastleridgeCommunity Hall parking lot.

Police could lay charges after a young girl was hospitalized Saturday afternoon after being struck by a car in the Falconridge/Castleridge Community Hall parking lot.

According to police, the 25-year-old driver of the vehicle was practising backing abilities when the 11-year-old, whose name was reported as Amber Lefaivre, was hit.

Her father immediately rushed her to the hospital before police or EMS could arrive.

The victim is in serious but stable condition, say police.

“They are looking at charging the driver with unsafe backing or careless driving,” said Insp. Michael Waterson. The passenger will likely receive the same charges, he said.

The driver, possessing a class 7 learner’s licence, was allegedly practising her driving skills in the lot near a busy playground, say police. A family member, acting as an instructor, was in the passenger seat when Lefaivre was struck.

Police were still investigating the incident as of yesterday evening.

 
 
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