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