Girl injured after running into street in front of pickup: police

Paramedics stabilize a young girl on a backboard, right, while police interview a pickup truck driver after an accident on Cumberland Street near Ellen Avenue on May 12, 2015. Police say their preliminary investigation shows the girl ran into the street where the driver was unable to avoid a collision. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A young girl was taken to hospital Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a pickup truck in a quiet residential neighbourhood.

City police, firefighters and EMS were called to Cumberland Street, near the south entrance to Ellen Avenue, around 6 p.m.

A number of visibly shaken children were staying close to their parents as paramedics loaded a young girl into an ambulance.

She was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

Cornwall police say their early investigation indicates the girl – possibly eight- or nine-years-old – ran into the street before she was hit.

Police have spoken to a number of witnesses including the child’s mother.

The pickup truck driver was interviewed before he was allowed to leave just after 6:30 p.m.

An investigation is ongoing.

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