A three-year-old girl struck while riding in her stroller as her family crossed the street surfaced from the encounter with minor injuries, say police.
The child was struck June 21 at 3:08 pm, at the intersection of Bernard Avenue and Richmond Street.
“The family was entering the crosswalk with the father pushing the three-year-old child in a stroller. The car clipped the stroller and dragged it for a distance,” said Cpl. Joe Duncan, noting that the child tipped out into the street and the stroller was dragged under the car for another 30 feet.
“The father immediately ran after the vehicle…The vehicle stopped and the driver got out.”
The child’s pregnant mother, and the family dog were also on the scene, andthe child was transported to Kelowna General Hospital by EHS. The three-year-old was treated and released from hospital with minor injuries.
The 87-year-old driver of the vehicle was issued several Motor Vehicle Act tickets and potentially faces a review of his driver’s licence.