Langley RCMP closed a section of 29 Avenue to motorists and pedestrians on Friday afternoon, while investigators examined the scene after a young boy was critically injured when he stepped into the path of a passing pickup truck.

Langley RCMP closed a section of 29 Avenue to motorists and pedestrians on Friday afternoon, while investigators examined the scene after a young boy was critically injured when he stepped into the path of a passing pickup truck.

Young boy hit on 29th still in hospital care

The nine-year-old boy who was injured when he was struck by a vehicle in Aldergrove on Friday remains in serious condition in hospital.

The nine-year-old boy who was injured when he was struck by a vehicle on 29 Avenue in Aldergrove on Friday remains in serious condition in hospital.

His parents have asked that no details about his condition be released, but Langley RCMP said earlier this week that there is “no change” in his condition.

The boy was unconscious but breathing on his own when he was airlifted to hospital after the mishap which occurred shortly after classes were over for the day.

The woman who was driving the vehicle remained at the scene, police said.

Investigators believe that the driver was westbound on 29 Avenue when two boys ran across the street.

Police do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

The boy attended Shortreed Elementary where PAC members and staff are raising money for the boy’s family.

Shortreed PAC president Lacey Warrington said that fund-raising will help the family defray the cost of gas, parking fees and food associated with their visits to Children’s Hospital.

Anyone who would like to make a donation to the family is asked to call Shortreed Elementary at 604-856-4167.

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