Port Moody police are warning both pedestrians and drivers to be extra careful following a crash that sent a child to hospital.
The incident happened after 8 a.m. Monday when a 10-year-old boy was hit by a car in the 600 block of Ioco Road.
Witnesses told police the child was walking eastbound on the sidewalk when he unexpectedly ran into the roadway and was hit by a Toyota Corolla. The boy was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said the driver stopped immediately and offered assistance.
Investigators were able to determine the driver was obeying the speed limit and was unable to avoid the collision.
No charges are being considered against the 61-year-old driver.
Police noted School District 43 was informed of the incident and will be sending out safety reminders to children and parents about travelling to and from school.
The department is also encouraging pedestrians to increase their visibility by using reflective clips, wearing bright clothing, or carrying bright umbrellas in the rain.
Drivers are also reminded that as the weather changes it can be more difficult to see pedestrians.
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