A young girl was transported to hospital after being struck by a vehicle in central Windsor Saturday afternoon.
Police said a six-year-old girl collided with a vehicle headed southbound in the 2100 block of Dougall Avenue shortly after noon. Northbound traffic was backed up due to a train and the girl was attempting to cross the street by running between stopped vehicles, according to police.
The girl suffered very minor injuries, police said.
Millie Hutchins was in her car with her daughter, stopped in traffic heading northbound on Dougall Avenue, when she saw the girl walking along the east sidewalk of the road with two other girls.
They were coming back from Tim Hortons and they went to cut across the street right in front of my daughters car when the smallest one ran out into traffic and right into the side of a van, said Hutchins. Then her older sister came up behind her and scooped her up and took her off the road.
Hutchins said the girl didn't lose consciousness and only suffered minor injuries.
She looked like she was OK, but shes got this huge goose egg across her face, said Hutchins. She was just crying a lot saying she didn't want to go to the hospital, and she was afraid of the ambulance guys.
Police had the section of Dougall Avenue between Tecumseh Road and Wear Street closed for about an hour following the incident. Tim Hortons cups were scattered in the middle of the road as EMS workers treated the young girl.
Hutchins wiped tears from her eyes as the girl was wheeled on a stretcher into an ambulance.
It was terrible seeing it, said Hutchins. I was just hitting the button to roll the window down to say Don't run out, but it was too late. It just happened so fast.
Police said no charges were laid.
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