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6-year-old girl in hospital after crash on Ira Needles in Waterloo

Photo: Jeff Pickel - 570 News.

A 6-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital after a crash on Ira Needles in Waterloo.

Staff Sgt. Jim Strand with Regional Police says it happened Thursday morning just after 8 a.m.

“A mother and her daughter were out walking and made an attempt to cross Ira Needles at an unmarked pedestrian crossover. One vehicle stopped for the couple, but the lane beside them was left wide open, so as they began to cross the lane another vehicle came and struck the 6-year-old girl.”

The girl was taken to one of our local hospitals before she was airlifted to McMaster in Hamilton, where she is being treated for a broken leg.

Strand says at this point in time, no charges have been laid.

“The driver of the vehicle that struck the girl was a 24-year-old Wilmot Township man. As it stands right now, there will be no charges laid in this. We are putting a little bit of blame on both parties and hopefully everyone has learned from this matter.”

Strand adds that if anyone does have any information on this incident that they feel is important, by all means, contact them.

“We can never have enough information in a situation like this,” said Strand. “We’d also like to remind everyone that the roadways are for all users. The sidewalks are for the pedestrians, the roadways are for the motorists and cyclists. We all need to share them together and work cooperatively to ensure that these situations do not occur.”