8 Year Old Hope Boy Died In Garbage Truck Accident

Hope, BC –  An 8 year old Hope boy died from injuries received after a being hit by a garbage truck on Wednesday afternoon.

On October 7, 2015 RCMP at approximately 12:30 p.m. RCMP received a report of a child that was struck by a commercial truck in the 400 block of 6th Avenue. General Duty officers and BC Ambulance quickly arrived at the scene and located an eight year old boy suffering from life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

RCMP Investigators supported by Fraser Valley Traffic Services, Lower Mainland District Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service, BC Coroners Service, and Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement are examining the collision scene and gathering evidence in the initial stages of the investigation. Sixth Avenue between Coquihalla and Queen Streets is closed to traffic until further notice.

The driver of the vehicle has offered full cooperation with the investigation.

Victim Services is engaged with family of the victim.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Hope RCMP at 604-869-7750 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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