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Police are reminding  motorists to be extra careful after a young boy was struck by a vehicle in Courtenay in the early hours Tuesday. 

At around 8:30 a.m. on January 3rd, Comox Valley RCMP say they received a call to respond to a collision in the 400-block of Woods Avenue between a motor vehicle and a small child. 

Police say they blocked off the road for a short time to allow paramedics the opportunity to properly assess the situation. During this time officers spoke with witnesses to better understand the situation. 

“The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and has been fully cooperative with the investigation,” said Cst. Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP. 

“There is no indication that speed, impairment, or carelessness were factors in this incident.” 

“This is an unfortunate reminder for both pedestrians and drivers to be extra careful during the busy times children are headed to and from school.”

The boy was transported to hospital for  non-life threatening injuries. 

Police say he is expected to fully recover. 

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