Seven year old struck by truck in Granger

A seven-year-old child was struck by a truck Wednesday morning in the Granger subdivision.

A seven-year-old child was struck by a truck Wednesday morning in the Granger subdivision.

The collision happened at approximately 8 a.m. at the intersection of Thompson Road and Wilson Drive, according to Whitehorse RCMP.

The 22-year-old driver of the 2000 Dodge Dakota pick-up truck remained on-scene, while bystanders provided first aid to the child until the ambulance arrived. The victim was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital but police are not releasing any more information about their injuries.

The cause of the collision still under investigation, however alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor, police say.

“Whitehorse RCMP in conjunction with Yukon RCMP Traffic Services is continuing their investigation, and is asking anyone who witnessed the collision and have not already spoken with police to please call the Whitehorse RCMP detachment at 867-667-5555,” a police news release says.

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