Girl dies af­ter be­ing struck by pickup driven by fam­ily mem­ber

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

LIN­COLN, Ont. — Po­lice say a south­ern On­tario girl has died af­ter be­ing struck by a ve­hi­cle driven by a fam­ily mem­ber. Ni­a­gara re­gional po­lice say the five-year-old was hit Thurs­day af­ter­noon by a pickup truck. They say the ac­ci­dent oc­curred in the drive­way of the fam­ily home in Lin­coln, Ont., about 35 kilo­me­tres south­east of Hamil­ton. In­ves­ti­ga­tors say fam­ily mem­bers rushed the girl to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal where she died of her in­juries.

They say the name of the girl and the driver are not be­ing re­leased out of re­spect for the fam­ily.

Po­lice say the col­li­sion re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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