British Columbia

Toddler dies after being struck by father's vehicle in Saanich driveway

The two-year-old girl's father was exiting the driveway of the home on Beckwith Avenue over the weekend when the accident occurred, Saanich Police say.

2-year-old girl's father was exiting the driveway when accident occurred, police say

Saanich Police attended the scene after the toddler was hit by a vehicle in the driveway of a home. (Saanich police)

A two-year old girl has died after she was struck by a minivan in the driveway of a home in Saanich, B.C.

The toddler's father was exiting the driveway of the home on Beckwith Avenue around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday when the accident occurred, Saanich Police said.

The family, police and paramedics attempted life-saving measures, but the child succumbed to her injuries in hospital.

"This is a horrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the family," said Saanich police Sgt. Jereme Leslie in a statement.

The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating the death.

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