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7-year-old girl dies after being struck by vehicle

The girl was killed near Millwood and McRae in Leaside

A tragic night for the parents of a little girl in Leaside.

The 7-year-old died in hospital, after being struck by a van near Millwood and McRae.

It happened around 4 o'clock.

Police say she was originally taken to SickKids with severe head injuries, and died a short time later. The driver of the van remained on scene and is talking with officer, but they couldn't tell how co-operative he was being.

There have been reports the girl was crossing the road against the red light.

Roads in the area have been shut down. The route is a popular commuter route for people heading back to Scarborough. There's a park nearby, but it's unclear if she was coming from there.

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  1. LuminolBlue posted on 07/16/2014 09:00 PM
    Wow. I can't even begin to imagine what this little girl's parents and other loved ones must be going through right now. My heart goes out to everyone involved.
  2. AJ posted on 07/17/2014 10:52 AM
    At this intersection drivers often rush the left turn as the light is changing. She may have been crossing on the green light but by the time anyone heard the accident and looked up it would be red.

    Two more years for the construction on Eglington to complete, an 8 story condo condo going in 3 blocks away, a Walmart and an Costco being built less than a kilometer from here is only going to make Leaside traffic worse.

    Our prayers go out to the Walsh family and friends.
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