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Brampton Woman Facing Charges After Child Seriously Injured in Crash

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Brampton Woman Facing Charges After Child Seriously Injured in Crash

An elderly Brampton woman is facing charges after seriously injuring a four-year-old girl in Haldimand County, police say. 

The OPP says officers were called to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle and pedestrians at a Main Street, Hagersville, Haldimand County address on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at approximately 12:57 p.m.

Police allege that an 80-year-old Brampton woman was sitting in her parked vehicle facing southbound on Main Street when the vehicle accelerated while in reverse.

Police say the vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes of traffic, striking an SUV before mounting a curb and colliding with two children who were walking on the sidewalk in front of their family members. 

A 13-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl were struck. 

Police say the girl was pinned underneath the vehicle and dragged several yards before the vehicle came to a stop after colliding with a building.

The children were rushed to a local hospital, and the four-year-old was subsequently transported to a Hamilton area hospital where she is currently being treated for life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was also transported to a local area hospital but was not injured. 

The 13-year-old boy suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. The remaining family members were not injured.

Police have charged the elderly driver with careless driving causing bodily harm.

She will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

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