British Columbia

Toddler killed as vehicle strikes pedestrians in downtown Vancouver

A toddler is dead after a driver crashed into pedestrians in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday night.

Baby's father also injured in crash; suspect driver has been taken to hospital

A crashed SUV is shown behind police lines following a collision that killed an 11-month-old baby and injured their father in downtown Vancouver on July 6, 2021. (James Mulleder/CBC News)

UPDATE — July 8, 2021: Police initially identified the child killed in a collision on July 6, 2021, as 11 months old. CBC News later confirmed with the child's mother that the child was 23 months old.


ORIGINAL STORY: 

A toddler is dead after a driver crashed into pedestrians in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday night.

Vancouver police say the father and infant were struck by one vehicle involved in a two-car collision at Hornby and Smithe streets. The 31-year-old father was also hurt in the collision and taken to hospital, but his condition is unknown.

Investigators have released few details about the crash, but say a suspect driver was also taken to hospital.

A police spokesperson said an investigation into what happened is underway, and more details are expected in the morning.

In the meantime, police have closed Hornby Street between Robson and Nelson, and Smithe Street between Howe and Burrard.

A damaged sports car is parked on Smithe Street in downtown Vancouver after a crash that killed an 11-month-old on July 6, 2021. (James Mulleder/CBC News)

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