Boy, 6, killed in Richmond Hill crash with truck
CEO of Two Men And a Truck says company 'deeply saddened' by the child's death
A 6-year-old boy was killed on Friday after colliding with a moving truck in Richmond Hill.
Const. Laura Nicolle, spokesperson for York Regional Police, said officers received a call about a child struck by a vehicle on Taylor Mills Drive and Newkirk Road at 12:10 p.m.
She said the child was riding his bike with his mother when he suddenly collided with a moving truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle for the moving company, Two Men And a Truck, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Authorities are looking for dashcam footage or cell phone video from passersbys.
FATAL COLLISION UPDATE: child killed is a 6-year-old boy who collided with a moving truck while riding his bike in Richmond Hill—@YRP
Police had closed traffic on Taylor Mills Drive and Newkirk Road for their investigation but have since reopened both streets.
Next of kin have been notified.
In a statement issued by John Prittie, CEO and president of Two Men And a Truck, the company said management and staff are "deeply saddened by this tragedy" and extended their condolences to the child's family and friends.
"Safety in every way is a number one priority for everyone working at Two Men And A Truck – Canada," Prittie said.
The company said they will cooperate with police and will comment again once the investigation has been completed.