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Boy on bike struck by van in Castleridge recovering in hospital

A 12-year-old boy who was struck by a van while riding his bicycle Thursday evening in Castleridge is recovering in hospital, police say.

Witnesses says child struck by van at northeast intersection Thursday evening was thrown several metres

A boy struck by a van in Castleridge on Thursday night is recovering in hospital. (Mike Symington/CBC)

A 12-year-old boy who was struck by a van while riding his bicycle Thursday evening in Castleridge is recovering in hospital, police say.  

EMS responded to the intersection of Castleridge Boulevard and Westwinds Drive N.E. just after 6:30 p.m.

The boy was taken to the  Alberta Children's Hospital in serious, life-threatening condition with possible head injuries.

On Friday morning, police told CBC News the boy's condition has been upgraded to stable

A witness said he was crossing the road to join his sisters on the other side when the collision happened.

Police are still investigating after a 12-year-old boy was struck by a van while riding his bicycle Thursday evening in Castleridge. (CBC)

Reginald Reddy says the driver of the van, an older man, attempted to stop.

"He tried to stop but it was too late," Reddy said. "The boy flew about five to six metres and hit his head on the road. A lot of people tried to help."​

EMS says there were no other injuries at the scene.

Police are still investigating.

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