Drumheller RCMP is continuing to investigate a pedestrian collision that occurred yesterday afternoon near a local school.

According to mounties, emergency services from Drumheller including the Fire Department, EMS, Municipal Enforcement, and the RCMP responded at 3:30 on Thursday, November 16 to reports of a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian near the Drumheller Valley Secondary School located at 450 17 Street East.

Police found that a 12-year-old female student, from Drumheller, was struck by a pickup truck while attempting to cross 7th Avenue East near the school. 

"The student was transported via ground ambulance to Drumheller Health Centre and then airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance to Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary with serious injuries believed to be non-life threatening."

Police do not believe that alcohol, drugs, and speed were factors in this collision, although the investigation is continuing.

If you have any information regarding this matter or other criminal activity, please contact Drumheller RCMP at 403.823.7590 or contact your local Police Service.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Mounties are also reminding residents that the Alberta RCMP has launched CAPTURE (Community Assisted Policing Through the Use of Recorded Evidence) throughout the Province and it is now being used including by Drumheller RCMP.  CAPTURE is a voluntary surveillance camera registry program, which allows residents and businesses with surveillance to register the location of their cameras to assist RCMP with investigations and keep the community safe.

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