Ontario: 8-year-old child dead, 9 others including children injured in London collision

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The London Police in Ontario confirmed Wednesday that an 8-year-old child died of the injuries she sustained in a collision on Tuesday.

In statement released earlier today, the London Police, said the collision also injured nine others including children.

“At least one vehicle and ten pedestrians were struck by the involved vehicle, which was being operated by a 76-year-old woman. The driver was not transported to hospital,” the London Police said.

The collision happened as a group of pedestrians were walking eastbound together on the north side of Riverside Drive, just west of Wonderland Road, when they were struck by a westbound vehicle.

The involved vehicle struck another vehicle stopped at a red light in their direction on Riverside Drive, continued through the red light, mounted the curb, struck a light standard and a small tree before the pedestrians were struck.

Ten female pedestrians, including children and adults, between the ages of six and 40, sustained injuries as a result of the collision, with a number of them transported to hospital by paramedic services, the London Police said, adding that one eight-year-old child sustained serious injuries, and has since died of those injuries.

One adult remains in hospital in fair condition, four children remain in hospital in fair condition,
One child remains in hospital and is listed in good condition, one teen and two children were treated for minor injuries, but have since been released from hospital.

The London Police also added that investigation continues.

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