Child suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, police say
An 11-year-old girl is in hospital after she was struck by an SUV while riding her bike in Virgil on Monday afternoon.
The unidentified girl was cycling along the sidewalk when a black Buick Enclave exiting the parking lot of Phil’s Independent Grocer collided with her, Niagara Regional Police and people on the scene said.
The collision occurred just before 4:30 p.m. Officers said the girl had serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The SUV was driven by a 70-year-old Niagara-on-the-Lake woman.
Niagara EMS and NOTL fire services personnel treated the child on the scene.
She was taken initially to a Niagara hospital and later transferred to Hamilton for further care, police said.
A section of Niagara Stone Road was closed for about five hours due to the police investigation. It reopened about 9:15 p.m.
No charges have been laid, police said Tuesday. The investigation is continuing.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to call 905-688-4111, extension 1022200, or Crime Stoppers of Niagara at 1-800-222-8477.