Montreal boy, 4, ‘out of danger’ after being struck by vehicle in alleyway

Montreal police say the child was struck in an alleyway in Outremont early Wednesday morning. Brayden Jagger Haines/Global News

A four-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after he was struck by a vehicle driven by a woman in Montreal’s Outremont borough.

Montreal police say the collision occurred around 8:40 a.m. in an alleyway off Bloomfield Avenue near Lajoie Avenue.

Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant said the young boy suffered severe head injuries but that he was conscious when taken to hospital.

The child, who was in critical condition, is expected to undergo medical exams and may require surgery.

“The good news is the child, aged four years old, is out of danger at the hospital,” Brabant said in a late-morning update.

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The driver, a woman in her 40s, was treated for shock at the scene.

Investigators from the accident squad are on their way and will try to determine what exactly happened, according to Brabant. Police have so far ruled out speed as a factor in the collision.

Brabant said police are not certain if the child was playing or walking when the car struck him while turning into the alleyway.

Bloomfield Avenue is closed off to traffic between Lajoie and Bernard avenues.

Read more: City says improving road safety in Montreal remains vital after pedestrian dragged by school bus

— with files from Global News Brayden Jagger Haines

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