Boy, 3, in hospital after being hit by car on Plateau Mont-Royal
Police say car may have slid through a slippery intersection
A three-year-old boy is in hospital after being struck by a car at an intersection in the Mile End area of the Plateau–Mont-Royal borough Friday morning.
He was originally said to be in critical condition, but police said early Friday afternoon he is recovering.
Montreal police spoke to several witnesses who said the boy's father was pushing him in a running stroller, heading north along Hutchison Street around 8:15 a.m.
As they were crossing St-Joseph Boulevard, the child fell from the stroller and was hit by a car travelling west.
The car may have braked at the intersection but slid through on the snowy asphalt, said Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant, a Montreal police spokesperson.
Police believe the boy may have fallen from the stroller when the father changed course to avoid the sliding vehicle.
The car's driver, a 44-year-old woman, was not hurt.