An 11-year-old-boy was taken to hospital Friday afternoon, after being hit by a pick-up truck while crossing a street in Brookswood. (Langley Advance Times files)

11-year-old boy hit by pick-up truck, Friday, while crossing Brookswood street

Pedestrian was taken to hospital and suffered minor injuries

  • Nov. 2, 2019 12:00 a.m.

An 11-year-old-boy was taken to hospital Friday afternoon, after being hit by a pick-up truck while crossing the street at 19900 block of 36 Ave in Brookswood.

Cpl. Craig van Herk of the Langley RCMP said the boy was crossing at approximately 3 p.m. when he was struck.

“The boy was not exactly paying attention collided with a GMC Sierra,” van Herk said. “We won’t be pursuing any charges against the driver as no other preventative measures could have really been taken.”

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The boy was taken to hospital and suffered minor injuries, and was released shortly after.

van Herk said the accident is a reminder for everyone to look both ways before they cross the street.

“Whether your meaning to cross the street or not, pay attention to your surroundings – especially now while it gets darker sooner in the evening,” van Herk explained.

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