Toddler killed as vehicle strikes pedestrians in downtown Vancouver
Baby's father also injured in crash; suspect driver has been taken to hospital
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.
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.