UPDATED POLICE INFORMATION
Niagara Regional Police responded to a call for a serious collision on Greenlane Road in Beamsville at 4:15 p.m. on Monday evening to find a four-year-old boy in critical condition.
Officers arrived on scene in the area of Greenlane and Bartlett Street to find the boy had been injured after the snow sled he was riding entered the road way and he was struck by a passing pickup truck.
The child was transported to a local hospital. Despite the efforts of all the emergency and medical personnel on scene and at the hospital, the child died from his injuries.
Greenlane Road was closed so that detectives from the NRPS Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Forensic Services Unit could conduct an investigation.
The identity of the child is not being released.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone who may have information or may have witnessed the collision is asked to call 905-688-4111, ext. 1009089.
A child has died in Beamsville after a traffic accident on Green Lane Road between Bartlett Road and Garden Gate Terrace.
In a tweet at about 5:45 p.m., Niagara Regional Police stated, “At 4:15PM we were called to the scene of a serious MVC investigation involving a child and a vehicle. The child has been pronounced deceased. It is early in the investigation. We are not able to release further details at this time.”
Minutes later, it was noted the “Collision Reconstruction Unit and Forensic Services Unit are headed to the scene. Green Lane Road between Bartlett Road and Garden Gate Terrace in Lincoln will be closed into the night. Please find alternate routes.”
This story will be updated as information is released.