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2-year-old boy dies in hospital after being hit by car in Etobicoke

Toronto police say a two-year-old child was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday and later died in hospital.
Toronto police say a two-year-old child was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday and later died in hospital. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Toronto police say a two-year-old child has died after being struck by a vehicle in the city’s west end.

Emergency crews were called to Scarlett and Richview roads, just north of Eglinton Avenue West, at around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said a 25-year-old man in a dark-coloured 2009 Pontiac Torrent was waiting out front of an apartment building to pick someone up.

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At the same time, the mother and the two-year-old boy and the person the driver was waiting for exited through the same front entrance, police said.

The person then got into the car and the driver reversed the vehicle striking the toddler, investigators said.

Toronto paramedics said the child was initially rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition.

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In an update Wednesday morning, police said the boy succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead in hospital.

Investigators are asking anyone with security or dashcam footage of the area or incident to contact police at 416-808-1900.