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Pair charged in Big River First Nation hit-and-run that injured five youth
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Published Friday, April 21, 2017 2:12PM CST
A man and a woman are facing charges after a hit-and-run collision on the Big River First Nation earlier this month seriously injured an 11-year-old girl and left four other youth with minor injuries.
RCMP stated in a media release Friday officers charged the pair after finding the vehicle allegedly involved in the April 9 collision.
Mounties say the car struck five youth who were walking on a road in the community, located about 130 kilometres northwest of Prince Albert. The vehicle did not stop after the crash.
One girl, 11, was airlifted to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon with serious injuries. She was still in hospital as of Friday.
The other four youth suffered minor injuries, according to police.
A 20-year-old man is facing more than a dozen charges, including three counts each of failing to stop at the scene of a person injured, impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing bodily harm and criminal negligence causing bodily harm, in connection to the collision. A 37-year-old woman is charged with obstruction and failing to stop at the scene of a person injured.
The man’s next court appearance is set for April 26 at Prince Albert Provincial Court. The woman’s is scheduled for May 9 on the Big River First Nation.