Child killed after being hit by car while riding bike in Markham
An 11-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle across a Highway 407 on-ramp in Markham Thursday afternoon.
The Ontario Provincial Police said the pre-teen child was riding a bike on Warden Avenue near the ramp to Highway 407 eastbound when he was struck.
The collision occurred just after 4 p.m.
The child was rushed to a trauma centre but later died in hospital, police tweeted early Friday morning.
Update: The 11 year old boy has died in hospital. Our deepest condolence and and thoughts are with his family and friends.— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) June 11, 2021
The driver remained on scene.
Police are appealing for any possible witnesses to come forward.