Ridge Meadows RCMP is investigating an accident that claimed the life of a 12-year-old cyclist.
On October 18, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Ridge Meadows RCMP frontline members responded to a report of a 12-year-old child being struck by a recycling truck at the corner of 116A Avenue and 196B Street. The child was cycling to school when the recycling truck struck the child.
BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) and Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue Service (PMFRS) attended the scene and performed life-saving measures, but the child was pronounced dead. The recycling truck remained at the scene and the driver is cooperating with police. Impairment is not believed to be a contributing factor at this time.
Ridge Meadows RCMP Serious Crimes Unit (SCU) and the Integrated Collison Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) also attended the scene of the collision. Ridge Meadows RCMP SCU has conduct of the investigation.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families of everyone involved, said Inspector Martin Guay.
“This is a tragic and devastating loss for our community. This is currently an active and ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time,” he said.
Police are still seeking witnesses, dash cam footage and/or surveillance video from the area. If you have information, please contact the Ridge Meadows RCMP directly at 604-463-6251.
If you were a witness at this scene and have been affected in any way, please do not hesitate to contact the Ridge Meadows RCMP Victim Services program at 604-467-7650.