Toronto firefighter charged after 11-year-old girl hit by fire truck

Jan 17 2020, 4:26 pm

A Toronto firefighter has been arrested after an 11-year-old girl was struck by a fire truck near Oakwood Avenue and Rosemount Avenue last month.

On Monday, December 16, police reportedly responded to a call for a collision at the intersection at approximately 3:30 pm.

Officials say that a Toronto Fire Services emergency response vehicle was travelling north on Oakwood Avenue — with the lights and sirens activated — towards an emergency fire call.

As the fire truck approached Rosemount Avenue, an 11-year-old girl was reportedly using the pedestrian crossover to cross Oakwood Avenue, westbound.

The front of the fire truck struck the girl, police say, and first aid was immediately provided by Toronto Fire Services. The girl was transported to hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, where she is still recovering.

Now, members of Traffic Services have completed the investigation into this collision, with cooperation from Toronto Fire Services and in consultation with Provincial Prosecutors.

The Toronto Firefighter who was operating the fire truck has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act with Careless Driving Causing Bodily Harm and Pass Stopped Vehicle at Crossover.

Anyone with further information on the incident can contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, online Facebook, or by texting TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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