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Child killed after being struck by vehicle in Vancouver Island driveway

The B.C. Coroner Service is investigating the death of a child hit by a car on Tuesday, along with Shawnigan Lake RCMP and Vancouver Island ICARS.
The B.C. Coroner Service is investigating the death of a child hit by a car on Tuesday, along with Shawnigan Lake RCMP and Vancouver Island ICARS. Global News

Police on Vancouver Island are investigating the death of a child who was struck by a vehicle in a driveway on Tuesday.

According to the Shawnigan Lake RCMP, officers were called to the home on Maynard Avenue in Cobble Hill shortly before noon.

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They arrived to find B.C. Ambulance Service paramedics and fire crews already on scene attempting life-saving efforts. Tragically, the child died of their injuries.

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Police said the driver remained on scene and was co-operating with officers, adding that early evidence suggests the driver wasn’t impaired.

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Shawnigan Lake RCMP and the Vancouver Island Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstructionist Services are both investigating, along with the B.C. Coroners Service.

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Police said victim services workers have visited the home and are providing support for the traumatized family.

The age and gender of the victim remains unclear.