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Girl, 8, struck by vehicle while walking to school in Morinville

RCMP said the girl is in stable condition but has serious injuries.
RCMP said the girl is in stable condition but has serious injuries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

An eight-year-old girl was taken to hospital Monday morning after she was struck by a vehicle while walking to school.

RCMP said the girl was struck by a minivan as she was walking in a marked crosswalk in Morinville, Alta., in the area of 100 Street and 101 Avenue. The incident happened at around 8:20 a.m., police said.

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The girl was taken by ground ambulance to a local hospital, then picked up by STARS air ambulance from there.

RCMP said the girl suffered serious injuries but is in stable condition.

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Charges have not yet been laid.

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