Child taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Orillia, Ont.

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An eight-year-old has been taken to a hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Orillia, Ont., police say.

Ontario Provincial Police said on Thursday at around 3:15 p.m., officers received a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Park Street and Collegiate Drive.

Police said an eight-year-old pedestrian was crossing the intersection, and was struck “as a result of the two-vehicle collision.”

According to police, the child was taken to a local hospital and is being airlifted by Ornge air ambulance to a Toronto-area hospital with serious injuries.

Officers said no other injuries were reported.

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In an update, police said William Hutton, a 66-year-old man from Orillia, had been charged with operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm and an impaired driving charge.

The intersection where the collision took place reopened on Thursday evening.

— with files from Global News’ Isaac Callan

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