The New Westminster Police are now confirming that the 11 year old child injured earlier today in a pedestrian Motor Vehicle Collision has now succumbed to his injuries. This is an active and ongoing investigation and the name of the victim is not being released at this time. Furthermore, all subjects directly involved in the incident are known to investigators and there is no one in custody or being sought at this time.
Investigators are appealing to any witnesses who may have been in the area of 6th Avenue and McBride Boulevard at approximately 8:00 AM this morning who may have observed the incident to please contact Sgt. Trevor DUDAR or Cst. Stu HAGEN at 604-525-5411.
As can be imagined this has been a very traumatic experience for all involved, most importantly for the immediate family and friends of the deceased. Measures are being taken to ensure appropriate support is put in place for all involved.
Further media updates will be made available when appropriate.