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Charges laid after vehicle strikes boy in crosswalk in Antigonish

The driver, from New Glasgow, was charged under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act for Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian in an Intersection. Alexa MacLean/Global Halifax

Charges have been laid after a boy was struck by a vehicle while using a crosswalk in Antigonish, N.S.

Nova Scotia RCMP say the collision on James Street happened on Sunday at 6:40 p.m.

Police say the boy was trying to cross the street in a marked crosswalk when the vehicle struck him.

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He was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the 69-year-old driver of the vehicle was not injured.

The driver, from New Glasgow, was charged under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act for Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian in an Intersection.

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