Boy, 5, dies after being struck by vehicle in Parkdale
The boy was killed after being struck by a vehicle near Lake Shore Blvd. W., and Jameson Ave.
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A 5-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Parkdale on Wednesday evening.
Toronto police arrived near Lake Shore Blvd. W and Jameson Ave. around 6:30 p.m. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene. Paramedics took the boy to the Hospital for Sick Children, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Toronto Star opinions editor Scott Colby was biking in the area shortly after the accident happened.
“I went over and it was like witnessing a nightmare.”
Witnesses told Colby the boy was hit after he ended up on the road. The boy was accompanied by an adult.
Colby said he saw the boy laying by the car. A bystander had begun administering CPR before paramedics arrived.
He said the driver remained on the scene and that he was “absolutely devastated” when he got out of his car.
Colby said the vehicle likely swerved to try to avoid hitting the child.
Police are continuing to investigate.
“As a father of twins about to turn 5, seeing that little boy lying in the road tears your heart into a million pieces. The tragedy is almost unbearable,” Colby said.
“So many lives destroyed in an instant. That poor sweet boy, the guardian, his parents, the driver. It's impossible to make sense of it all.”