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Young boy airlifted to hospital following Aldergrove crash

No change in condition of 11-year-old who suffered head injuries after being struck by vehicle

There is no change in the condition of an 11-year-old boy who suffered head injuries when he was stuck by a pickup truck in Aldergrove on Friday afternoon.

The boy was airlifted to hospital after the mishap which occurred shortly before 3 p.m. in the 27000 block of 29 Avenue.

Police reported then that the boy was unconscious but breathing.

The woman who was driving the vehicle remained at the scene, police said.

Investigators believe that the driver was westbound on 29 Avenue when two boys ran across the street.

Police do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

Meanwhile, an Aldergrove resident has asked to appear before council tonight (Monday) to discuss pedestrian safety issues.

The delegation request notes that while many amenities are in walking distance, getting to them is difficult.

There are no crosswalks on 29 Avenue between 264 Street and 272 Street even though the street is heavily used by students at Aldergrove Community Secondary, which is on 29 Avenue, and those going to and from Betty Gilbert Middle School, 26845-27 Ave.

Shortreed Elementary school is also in the vicinity, on 28 Avenue just east of 272 Street.