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Child sent to hospital with serious injuries after hit-and-run in Calgary

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CALGARY — Police are searching for a driver who left the scene after hitting a child in southeast Calgary.

Police say a 17-month-old child was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle in the community of Deer Ridge at 10:40 a.m.

They say the child was transported by ambulance to Alberta Children's Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Officers from the traffic section are asking for help to locate the driver of the vehicle involved.

Police say it's believed to be a dark-coloured — possibly green — sport utility vehicle.

They say the driver may be unaware of the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police.

(CTV Calgary, The Canadian Press)

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 22, 2020

The Canadian Press