A two-year-old child is dead after a collision on Pinetree Way in Coquitlam, B.C.

Coquitlam, BC – Paramedics, firefighters and police treat the victims as an ambulance sits on Pinetree Way near Tantalus Court, Coquitlam

View a high-resolution photo: Paramedics, firefighters and police treat the victims as an ambulance sits on Pinetree Way near Tantalus Court, Coquitlam

Neither speed nor impairment appear to be factors in a collision that killed a two-year-old boy and left his 36-year-old mother with injuries in Coquitlam last night (October 5, 2020).

A two-year-old child is dead after a collision on Pinetree Way in Coquitlam
(RCMP) A two-year-old child is dead after a collision on Pinetree Way in Coquitlam

The collision happened just after 6:30 p.m. on Pinetree Way near Tantalus Court. Although the investigation is still in its early stages, the Coquitlam RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) has already gathered clear dash-cam video and independent witness statements.

At this early stage this appears to be a tragic event without any indication of criminal behaviour or negligence, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. We’re asking that all parents be extra-careful to hold their children’s hands near busy streets, and for drivers to be extra-watchful for kids who may do something unexpected.

CCIT investigators are still gathering witness statements and video, and if you were an eyewitness, please contact the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask to speak to Traffic investigators (file 2020-27135).

BACKGROUND

2020-10-05 23:47 PDT

File # 2020-27135

Coquitlam RCMP is currently investigating a collision involving one vehicle and two pedestrians in the area of Tantalus Court and Pinetree Way, Coquitlam which occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on October 5, 2020.

A 2-year-old child and mother have been taken to hospital. The child is suffering from life threatening injuries while the mother sustained serious injuries. Their medical status is unknown at this time.
As a result of the collision, the following area is still closed as of 11:00 p.m. and will be until further notice:

  • On Pinetree Way between Robson Drive to the south and Grizzly Place to the north.

The public is being asked to use alternate routes and avoid the area if possible.

The investigation is in its early stages and no further details can be released at this time. When the roads are reopened, or further updates are available, details will be posted to the Coquitlam RCMP website.

 

File # 2020-27135

Coquitlam RCMP

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