Four-year-old boy hit by vehicle in Vanderhoof

RCMP are currently on the scene of a motor vehicle incident involving a four-year-old boy on a bicycle.

  • Jun. 6, 2013 8:00 a.m.

A four-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in Vanderhoof today.

Vanderhoof RCMP and the North District Traffic Services are currently on the scene investigating the incident.

At approximately 3 p.m. Vanderhoof RCMP were called to the collision at 4th Street East and Riley Avenue in the school zone near Evelyn Dickson Elementary School.

The incident was witnessed by the boy’s  9-year-old brother who was also riding his bicycle at the time.

The 22-year-old male driver was driving west bound when the little boy appeared from the south after riding down a steep grade.

The boy suffered serious injuries to his face and head and was transported via ambulance to the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia.

RCMP advise that alcohol was not a factor in this incident and are asking the public to stay away from the area while the traffic analyst continues to investigate the scene.

RCMP Victim Services are assisting both families who have been affected by this tragic incident.


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