Child dies after being struck in Cobble Hill driveway
Sandra Hall, CFAX 1070
Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:57PM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:29PM PDT
A child is dead after being struck by a vehicle in the driveway of a home on Vancouver Island, the RCMP said Tuesday.
Officers were reportedly called to a report of a child struck in the driveway of a residence in Cobble Hill at 11:45 a.m. Coroners have since confirmed the child was a boy.
While police initially reported the scene as a residence on Maynard Avenue, officers in Cobble Hill later said the incident happened at a residence near the intersection of Fairfield Road and Fisher Road, where a large police presence remained Tuesday evening.
Upon arrival, BC Ambulance and fire crews were already on scene and attempting lifesaving efforts, however the child succumbed to their injuries.
The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
RCMP say evidence at this time does not indicate any impairment on part of the driver, but the collision is still under investigation.
Shawnigan Lake RCMP frontline members were assisted by Vancouver Island Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstructionist Services and were investigating late into the night.
RCMP Victim Services is working with the family.