Arrest made in hit-and-run collision involving boy in Madoc: Central Hastings OPP

A Madoc, Ont., man has been arrested following a hit-and-run collision involving a boy in the village on Saturday night.

Central Hastings OPP say around 8:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run on Elgin Street in the village of Madoc (about 75 kilometres east of Peterborough). OPP say a 10-year-old boy was struck by a car, which failed to remain at the collision.

The boy was transported by ambulance to Belleville hospital and later airlifted to a Kingston hospital for assessment and observation. OPP say he was later discharged with minor injuries.

An investigation, including a social media appeal by the OPP, resulted in the arrest of a suspect on Sunday.

Shawn Bellas, 23, of Madoc has been charged with failure to stop at an accident resulting in bodily harm, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and driving a motor vehicle without a currently validated permit.

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Belleville on May 21.

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