Vehicle bumps child in Simcoe

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An argument erupted in downtown Simcoe Friday when a driver backed into an 11-year-old child on Culver Street.

Around 1:45 p.m., police report the youth stepped off the curb behind a gold-coloured vehicle.

As the child stepped onto the road allowance, the vehicle began to reverse and made contact. The child’s mother yelled at the driver. A verbal altercation ensued.

The driver left the area. The mother obtained a licence number and turned it over to police. The police later discussed the incident with a 73-year-old driver.

“The OPP would like the motoring public to be aware of their surroundings at all times when they get behind the wheel of any vehicle,” Const. Ed Sanchuk of the Norfolk OPP said in a news release.

“Parents and caregivers are also asked to speak to their children about traffic safety and being aware of every vehicle moving and parked when crossing any roadway.”