Seven-year-old in Regina injured after series of collisions

In order to preserve potential evidence, police blocked off streets in the area for several hours. Andrew Benson / Global News

The Regina Police Service is investigating a series of collisions that took place Tuesday in which a seven-year-old child was injured.

Just past 8:30 a.m., several police units were dispatched to the 200 block of Dalgleish Drive after reports of a vehicle collision with injuries.

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According to a press release, “the exact chronology of events is still subject to investigation, but it’s believed a truck, operated by an adult male, struck three parked vehicles and two fences,” Regina police said.

“Within this series of collisions, a child was struck and critically injured.”

Both the child and the truck driver were taken to hospital by EMS.

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Benjamin Synk, 7, is the child who was struck.  His grandmother Luanne Synk has started a Gofundme for Ben and also made a statement on the gofundmepage, describing the accident.

“Ben, his older brother Alex, and two schoolmates were standing at the bus stop waiting for the school bus to pick them up for school, as they do every day. On this day, an out-of-control black truck came down the street, moving with enough force to strike three parked cars and two fences, before colliding with a house. At some point during this chaos, the truck struck Ben,” the statement reads.

Regina EMS transported Ben to the Regina General Hospital, where he was stabilized after several traumatic hours, according to the statement.

“Once stable, Ben was immediately air-lifted to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon to treat his multiple, serious injuries. He is in critical condition, intubated and sedated. Ben’s list of injuries is long.”

It further states that he is currently stable and has undergone several surgeries, but the big unknown is the traumatic brain injury. Ben is currently in the Jim Pattison Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, where he receives exceptional care from the staff.

Ben is a self-proclaimed “middle child who loves milk.” He has a mischievous personality and loves to spend his days catching Pokémon with his brother, Alex.

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Global News reached out to the family and they said they are not doing any media interviews at the moment.

At approximately 8:36 a.m. police were dispatched to the scene of the collision. Andrew Benson / Global News

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Regina Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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