A five-year-old boy has been declared dead after being struck by a vehicle in Mississauga. The child was trying to cross the road on a bike when the vehicle struck him. This unfortunate accident happened at Hurontario Street and Elm Drive at around 5:30 p.m. He was subsequently transported to hospital in critical condition, where he was pronounced dead.
Constable Akhil Mooken talked to the reporter on the scene:
“At this time I am saddened to say that that five-year-old child has died as a result of the injuries that they sustained. On behalf of a Peel Regional Police, we’d like to express our condolences to the family and friends of this child, and to all others that have been affected by this tragic incident.”
The boy’s father was there with him whole the time and he witnessed the collision. The Major Collisions Bureau is tasked with investigating the case.
Constable Mooken described what happened:
“I don’t know where exactly on the road they were (the child). All I know is that, tragically, they were on the road when they were struck by the vehicle, and subsequently was dragged for a period of a short distance, which led to the tragic circumstances where we’re in at this moment.”
The driver of the vehicle that has struck the boy is with the police. He has remained on the scene after the accident.
“We are appealing for anyone with any information on this incident, anyone that may have witnessed that has dashcam footage, to contact investigators from our Major Collisions Bureau or to provide information through CrimeStoppers.”