Police say a sixteen-year-old youth is released on an Undertaking after allegedly pushing another boy his age into traffic.

On November 8 after school hours, not far from Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, two 16-year-olds were walking eastbound on the north sidewalk of Ness Avenue.

At around 3:40 p.m., a third suspect charged the teens, pushing one into oncoming traffic. A westbound semi-truck in the curb lane made contact with the boy, projecting him towards a westbound pickup truck. Both vehicles saw the boy and slowed down enough to lessen the potential injuries.

The victim was sent to the hospital in critical condition, later upgrading to stable.

"Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued to investigate and received an abundance of helpful information from the public, which assisted in identifying a suspect in these assaults," the Winnipeg Police Service says in a statement.

Police say the suspect, now identified as also being a 16-year-old boy, is being charged with assault-related offences.

As mandated per the Criminal Code, the suspect was released on an Undertaking.