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2-year-old dies after being hit by car

A 2-year-old boy died in hospital Monday morning after being struck by a car reversing out of a Thornhill driveway Sunday night.

The accident happened Oct. 19 at 7:12 p.m. on Kingsbridge Circ. in the Bathurst and Centre Sts. area, Constable Gary Phillips said.

The boy’s 33-year-old father was at the wheel of the BMW, Phillips said.

“Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries (Monday) morning at 7:52,” he said.

Police will not be releasing the boy’s name, Phillips said.

The police investigation was ongoing at press time.

“It’s a tragedy,” Phillips said. “These things do happen, but it’s not a common occurrence.”

Witnesses are being asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 1-888-876-5423 ext. 7704 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or

Vaughan Today
In print: October 24, 2008, page 3
Online: October 25, 2008 [link]