Nanaimo boy killed while rid­ing bi­cy­cle on the street

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NANAIMO, B.C.—An 8-year-old boy has been killed in a col­li­sion with a pickup truck while rid­ing his bi­cy­cle in Nanaimo, B.C.

Po­lice say the ac­ci­dent hap­pened just be­fore noon Sun­day when the boy rode out of a drive­way.

Emer­gency first aid was ad­min­is­tered by Good Sa­mar­i­tans and po­lice say the child re­ceived quick med­i­cal care from hospi­tal staff, but he couldn’t be saved. RCMP in­ves­ti­ga­tors ob­tained mul­ti­ple RCMP in­ves­ti­ga­tors have seized the ve­hi­cle in­volved in the death of an 8-year-old boy.

state­ments and spoke with the driver of the truck in­volved in the crash.

Po­lice said the boy was with a sib­ling when he rode out of the drive­way and was wear­ing a bike hel­met.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors say al­co­hol, speed and drugs aren’t be­lieved to be con­tribut­ing fac­tors.

The RCMP say the ve­hi­cle has been seized and will un­dergo a me­chan­i­cal in­spec­tion.

“This is just a tragic oc­cur­rence,” Const. Gary O’Brien said in a state­ment.

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