July 17, 2014 5:54 pm

Leaside residents create vigil, mourn young girl struck by car

TORONTO – Members of the Leaside community are mourning the loss of six-year-old Georgia Walsh.

Flowers, cards and stuffed animals have been placed at the corner of Millwood Road and McRae Drive. Over a hundred people gathered Thursday afternoon to pay their respects and remember a little girl who was so full of life.

“She was a beautiful girl,” Anindita Plock, Georgia’s teacher told Global News. “She radiates joy and happiness, always had a hug for everybody. I am going miss her so much. I loved her so much”.

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The young girl was crossing the street at Millwood Road and McCrae Drive Wednesday at approximately 4 p.m. when she was hit by a vehicle making a right hand turn.

Walsh suffered severe head injuries and was transported to Sick Kids Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The tow truck driver who on Millwood Road just after the accident occurred said he had never encountered something so tragic. He said the driver was visibly shaken, speechless, and crying in his hands.

Residents in the area say the intersection is not safe.

“With all the stuff going on in the neighborhood with the traffic it was just a matter if time,” said Leaside resident Alana Johnson.

Police are still investigating what happened here. They are urging any witnesses to please call police with any additions information they may have.

 

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