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Boy, 2 dead after being struck by vehicle in Toronto: police

The scene where a 2-year-old boy was struck and killed Thursday evening. Steve Rafuse / Global News

A 2-year-old boy has died in hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Toronto, police say.

In a tweet Thursday, Toronto police said the incident occurred in the Lake Shore Boulevard and Albert Avenue area just after 7:30 p.m.

Police said a pedestrian was struck in a parking lot.

“Reports the pedestrian is a toddler or young child,” police wrote in the tweet.

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Officers said the child was under the car and was injured.

Police said the vehicle remained on scene.

According to police, the child’s injuries were “very serious” and are considered life-threatening.

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He was transported to a children’s trauma centre where he was pronounced deceased.

 

Police warned of road closures in the area.

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