Child dies after being struck by vehicle in driveway on Vancouver Island

Jun 26 2019, 5:24 pm

A child has died after been hit by a vehicle on a driveway in Vancouver Island on Tuesday.

Shawinigan Lake RCMP say they were called to a residence on Maynard Avenue in Cobble Hill at approximately 11:45 am on June 25.

Upon arrival, police report that emergency crews were already on scene attempting lifesaving efforts but the child succumbed to their injuries.

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Police say the driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is fully cooperating with police. Current evidence doesn’t indicate the driver was impaired but the collision is still under investigation.

Victim services are currently working with the child’s family.

“This is a tragic and traumatic incident, and we are working closely with all members and first responders who attended the scene to ensure they have the support they need,” stated Shawnigan Lake RCMP Detachment Commander Sergeant Tim Desaulniers in a release.