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. 

Officers are speaking to witnesses who were at the scene and are asking for anyone who may have been in the area at the time to call York Regional Police. 

Authorities are looking for dashcam footage or cell phone video from passersbys. 



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.