Mother and son struck by driver on way to school

A seven year old boy and his mother were taken to hospital for minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle this morning.

Around 8:30 am, Fort St. John RCMP responded to a report of at the incident near at 86th St. and 89th Ave.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says, “As a driver, it’s important to be mindful of pedestrians at all times. Now that school is back in session, it’s especially important to keep your focus and scan your environment when driving a vehicle.”

The boy and his mother received minor injuries but were transported to the Fort St. John Hospital via BC Ambulance as a precaution.

The female driver was issued a ticket for Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian.

Neither alcohol nor speed were considered factors in this incident.

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