An individual is in custody after an eight-year-old woman died following a hit and run outside Central Public School in Burlington, Ont., police stated.
According to Halton regional police, the woman had simply gotten out of her mother or father’s automotive round 5: 30 p.m. Wednesday and was crossing a driveway to enter the school’s east entrance when a white SUV struck her because it was exiting the parking zone.
“The SUV exited the lot with out stopping, and turned westbound on Baldwin Street,” stated a police information launch.
The woman died in McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton after she was taken there by ambulance.
Const. Ryan Anderson stated at a information convention Thursday morning that police positioned and took into custody a 21-year-old resident of the realm with assist from witnesses who assisted in figuring out the automotive. The suspect was charged with failing to stay after an accident, stated Anderson.
Police added the investigation is ongoing.
‘This household is irreparably modified’
Colette Ruddock, superintendent of schooling with the Halton District School Board, instructed CBC News the board is “deeply devastated.”
“This is an absolute tragedy. The school, the group is heartbroken,” she stated.
Ruddock stated the board’s tragic occasions response staff was on website Thursday morning, in addition to help for employees, who’re “devastated.”
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Marianne Meed Ward expressed her condolences in a tweet and stated she’s “completely heartbroken and devastated.”
“We are a group in mourning. We stand collectively and our ideas are with the household, the group, the school board, and the primary responders who answered the decision final evening,” learn the tweet.
Karina Gould, MP for Burlington, stated her coronary heart goes out to the household.
“This household is irreparably modified and a little bit woman is gone as a result of somebody determined to drive [recklessly]. This is unacceptable,” she stated in a message on Twitter.