Crash at Pinery Provincial Park claims life of 3-year-old girl
A 3-year-old girl has died after being hit by a pick-up truck at the Pinery Provincial Park located on Lakeshore Road, Bosanquet Township Saturday afternoon.
Lambton Ontario Provincial Police responded to the scene at around 5:30 p.m.
Police say initial investigation has revealed that a 39-year-old male from East York, Ontario had been operating a pick-up truck when he attempted to make a U-turn within the Park. As a result of this action, a 3-year-old girl, also from East York, was struck by the pick-up truck.
Nearby pedestrians attempted medical assistance until the ambulance arrived. The child was transported to hospital and later pronounced deceased. The OPP West Region Technical Reconstructionist Investigators, OPP West Region Identification Bureau and local OPP members continue to investigate.
The child will be brought to the Coroner’s Office in Toronto for a physical examination dated for today.
The investigation is ongoing. Police say this event has been extremely traumatic for the family. The identity of the driver and deceased may be released once the investigation is complete.