Tragic accident claims life of 2 year old Saanich girl

Saanich police confirm the tragic death of a toddler Saturday afternoon in the Beckwith Park neighbourhood.

About 3pm officers were called to the area where a 2 year old girl had been struck by a vehicle.

Investigators learned a father had been leaving his home when his minivan struck the child.

The family, police and BC Ambulance Service attempted life saving measures, and the toddler was transported to hospital. The child has since succumbed to her injuries.

Sgt. Jereme Leslie calls the incident a " horrible tragedy" adding the thoughts and prayers of police are with the family.

 Police and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the matter.

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