Child taken to hospital after being hit by school bus in Ermineskin crosswalk

Edmonton police investigate after a car hit a pedestrian near Century Park Station. Global News

Edmonton police asked drivers to avoid an area in the southwest Ermineskin community after a child was struck by a short school bus Wednesday morning.

Police had closed off the area near 29 Avenue and 109 Street, a portion of road where the road curves, while they investigated. Both eastbound and westbound lanes were blocked and traffic was being detoured as of 9:30 a.m.

Earlier in the morning, at around 8:15 a.m., paramedics were at the scene: a crosswalk near Century Park Station.

Edmonton emergency crews attend to a pedestrian who was hit by a car on Oct. 26, 2022. Global News

An eyewitness at the scene told Global News the girl was hit while running across the crosswalk.

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“She hurriedly crossed this crossing, almost getting hit by another [car],” said Russel Peralta. “But fortunately, the blue car was able to stop. But then the school bus coming from this side hit her on the side.”

“She was hit by… I don’t know if it’s the mirror or just the side bumper,” said Peralta.

“I heard her crying but I didn’t come near her.”

The eight-year-old girl was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The major collisions investigations section has taken over the matter.

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