RCMP are reminding parents to educate their children about playing on or near busy roadways after a six-year-old boy was hit on street in Chestermere on Sunday.

Police were called to a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle at about 3:45 p.m. on Windermere Drive near the intersection of Hawkmere Road in Chestermere.

Witnesses told police that a young boy was playing behind a parked vehicle on the south sidewalk of Windermere Drive.

It appears that the boy chased after a ball that went across the road to the north side when he was struck by a westbound pickup truck.

Police say the driver in his 40s was driving at or below the posted speed limit of 40 km/p/h.

Emergency crews transported the boy to the Alberta Children's hospital in Calgary for assessment and say his condition is not known at this time.

Police are not anticipating charges and are reminding residents to educate their children about not playing on or near roadways.

They are also asking drivers to maintain proper safe speeds and to be aware of children playing in the area especially with the end of the school year approaching.