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Two-year-old boy dies after being struck by vehicle in Coquitlam, B.C.

Two pedestrians have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after they were struck by a vehicle in Coquitlam Monday evening. Global News

A two-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle in Coquitlam, B.C., Monday night.

His 36-year-old mom was also hit and is still in hospital.

Coquitlam RCMP investigators at the scene of a vehicle/pedestrian collision Monday evening that seriously injured a woman and sent a 3-year-old child to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Global News

Neither speed nor impairment appear to be factors, Coquitlam RCMP said.

The driver did remain on the scene and is cooperating with the police, RCMP confirmed.

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BC Emergency Health Services told Global News they received a call at about 6:34 p.m. with reports of pedestrians struck at Pinetree Way and Tantalus Court.

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A black Mercedes could be seen parked near the intersection where the collision occurred.

Coquitlam RCMP investigators at the scene of a vehicle/pedestrian collision Monday evening that seriously injured a woman and sent a 3-year-old child to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Global News

“At this early stage this appears to be a tragic event without any indication of criminal behaviour or negligence,” Cpl. Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP said in a release. “We’re asking that all parents be extra-careful to hold their children’s hands near busy streets, and for drivers to be extra-watchful for kids who may do something unexpected.”

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Pinetree Way between Robson Drive to the south and Grizzly Place to the north were closed to traffic while RCMP investigated, and reopened as of 1:15 a.m. Tuesday.

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CCIT investigators are still gathering witness statements and video, and if anyone was an eyewitness, contact the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask to speak to Traffic investigators (file 2020-27135).