A three-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a vehicle at The East Mall and Burnhamthorpe Road in Etobicoke late Tuesday morning, police said.
The boy’s seven-year-old sister was also struck and was taken to hospital. She suffered relatively minor injuries in the collision, police said in a news release.
The two children were crossing the street with their 36-year-old father when they were struck. The father suffered minor injuries, police said.
The alleged driver of the vehicle, an 81-year-old woman, remained on scene and was also taken to hospital.
Sgt. Brett Moore says police are looking for help from anyone who saw what happened or has dashboard camera video of the incident.
“We do have accounts of folks that were here (and) even spoke to police in the initial minutes … and then left,” Moore said in a video posted to Twitter.
“We’re looking for those folks to come back and connect with us.”
The East Mall + Burnhamthorpe Rd
– 3-year-old child has succumbed to injuries
– Pronounced deceased
– Other child was taken to Sick Kids via emergency run
– Driver of the car also taken to hospital
– Roads in the area will be closed until later this afternoon
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) August 11, 2020