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Fredericton man charged after alleged hit-and-run sends 12-year-old to hospital

Fredericton police have charged a man following an alleged hit-and-run that sent a 12-year-old boy to hospital.
Fredericton police have charged a man following an alleged hit-and-run that sent a 12-year-old boy to hospital. File/ Global News

A 12-year-old pedestrian in Fredericton, N.B., was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Monday.

Police say officers responded to the scene of an alleged hit-and-run on Hughes Street at 6:28 p.m.

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Fredericton police say the youth was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

During their investigation, police say officers were able to locate and seize a vehicle of interest.

A man was later arrested and charged with failing to stop at the scene of a crash knowing bodily harm was caused.

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The man is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

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Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police at 506-460-2300 or call Crime Stoppers.