Cochrane RCMP are reminding parents to speak with their kids about crossing the road safely.

At approximately 7:40 a.m. on May 18, an 11 year old boy was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk near Mitford School.

Sgt. Darleen White says the driver of the vehicle had no time to react and therefore not enough time to stop.

"He entered the crosswalk still riding his bike, and at that point the vehicle struck him, she didn't see him," she says. "There's indications that he did hit the lights to activate as he entered the intersection, so the driver didn't have time to notice him or stop."

Sgt. White says speed, or distracted driving are not factors in the incident, and no one was seriously injured.

"We had severeal witnesses at the scene, they all have the same story. The driver of the vehicle stayed there and was quite distraught. The child received minor injuries, nothing serious, just a little sore."

No charges will be laid in the case, as the driver was found to not be at fault.

"There's no charges, at this point all indications are that the cyclist was in the wrong."

White encourages parents to remind their children to be extra careful when crossing a roadway.

"We need to remind kids that they have to dismount from their bicycle, and make sure they're walking the bicycles across the crosswalk. They should still look both ways to make sure the cars have seen them before they enter the roadway."