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3-year-old boy dead, sister and father injured after being hit by vehicle in Etobicoke

One boy dead, sister and father injured after being hit by vehicle in Etobicoke
WATCH: Three family members were struck by a vehicle on Tuesday. A three-year-old child died from his injuries and his sister and father were also injured. Erica Vella reports.

Toronto police say a three-year-old boy is dead and his sister has critical injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Etobicoke Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to The East Mall and Burnhamthorpe Road at around 11:07 a.m.

Toronto police Sgt. Brett Moore said the boy was unresponsive and died a short time later at the scene.

Collision in Etobicoke leaves child dead, 2 others injured
Collision in Etobicoke leaves child dead, 2 others injured

Moore said another child, the boy’s seven-year-old sister, was rushed to hospital and has life-threatening injuries.

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The children were crossing the road with their 36-year-old father who is also in hospital receiving treatment, Moore said.

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The driver of the car remained on scene, police said.

“It appears that the driver of the motor vehicle was making a turn onto The East Mall, and the family was crossing the street and we don’t know how that came to be — which direction they were crossing,” Moore told reporters at the scene, adding that they are looking at piecing together what exactly happened.

Police investigating the scene at The East Mall and Burnhamthorpe Road in Etobicoke.
Police investigating the scene at The East Mall and Burnhamthorpe Road in Etobicoke. Tracy Tong / Global News

Roads in the area were closed for several hours as investigators gathered evidence.

Investigators said they are looking for anyone who witnessed the incident or has dash camera footage to call police.

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“We do know there was a woman that was here, that is no longer here, we just need to make sure we can account for what she saw and knows,” Moore said.

An aerial photo of emergency crews on scene at The East Mall and Burnhamthorpe Road in Etobicoke.
An aerial photo of emergency crews on scene at The East Mall and Burnhamthorpe Road in Etobicoke. Kimberley Fowler / Global News

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