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Boy, 5, dies after being struck by vehicle in Mississauga

Last Updated May 5, 2021 at 12:54 am EDT

A five-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle in Mississauga.

Peel police were called to Hurontario Street and Elm Drive just after 5:30 p.m.

The child suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to hospital. He was pronounced dead in hospital.

The driver involved remained on the scene. Police say the initial investigation found the child was attempting to cross the road on a bicycle while the vehicle was travelling northbound.

Police say the father of the child was present when the boy was struck.

Hurontario Street is closed between Burnhamthorpe Road and Central Parkway Drive and is expected to remain closed for several hours.