July 8, 2021, Vancouver – The child who died in this collision was 23 months old.
July 7, 2021, Vancouver – Vancouver Police are appealing for witnesses after a two car collision claimed the life of an eleven month old child and injured her 31-year-old father yesterday evening.
“This is an absolute tragedy,” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD. “Our most heart-felt condolences go out to the parents and family of this little girl.”
A black Ford Escape collided with a black McLaren in the intersection of Smithe and Hornby streets just after 6 p.m. on July 6. As a result of the collision, one of the vehicles mounted the sidewalk and struck a man who was carrying his 11-month old daughter. The child died immediately on scene. The father was taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Drivers of both vehicles remained on scene.
The driver of the Ford Escape, a 29-year-old man, was arrested.
Vancouver Police continue to investigate this file. No charges have been recommended at this time.
Investigators are asking for witnesses or anyone with dash-cam footage in the area of Hornby and Smithe streets on July 6 at around 6 p.m. to call VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.