July 12th, 2024

Truck hits family in Edmonton crosswalk, killing three-year-old boy: police


By The Canadian Press on June 28, 2024.

Police a three-year-old boy has died in Edmonton after he was hit by a pickup truck that also struck his family. An Edmonton Police Service shoulder badge in Edmonton on Tuesday, Aug 1, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

EDMONTON – Police say a three-year-old boy has died after a pickup truck hit a family crossing a street in Edmonton.

Police say the truck had quickly stopped at in intersection in the city’s southwest while a woman and her two young children were in a marked crosswalk.

They say the truck turned left, running over the boy and hitting his mother and seven-year-old sister.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, and the woman and girl were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver was not injured and remained at the scene.

Police say speed an alcohol are not believed to be factors.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 28, 2024.

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