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Boy dies after being struck by car while riding his bicycle in Markham

An 11-year-old boy died in hospital late Thursday after he was struck by a driver in Markham, provincial police say.

11-year-old boy died in hospital after collision near Highway 407 and Warden Avenue

An 11-year-old child is in hospital after he was struck by a car while riding his bike in Markham. (Submitted by OPP)

An 11-year-old boy died in hospital late Thursday after he was struck by a driver in Markham, provincial police say.

OPP said they received a call just after 4 p.m. about a collision on the northbound ramp from Warden Avenue heading toward Highway 407 eastbound.

The child was riding a bicycle on Warden Avenue and was struck by a car while crossing the ramp, Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said.

The driver remained at the scene and spoke with police while the child was taken to a trauma centre, where he later died.

The OPP temporarily closed eastbound lanes on Hwy. 407 to investigate the collision. (Submitted by OPP)

Northbound lanes of Warden Avenue were closed temporarily while police investigated the collision.

Police are appealing to witnesses to reach out with any information. All lanes have since reopened.

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