A dumptruck was making a right turn to go south on Nanaimo from Hastings and the student was crossing Nanaimo when the collision occurred. He was killed instantly.
“This is a complete tragedy that has affected everyone involved,” says Constable Jana McGuinness. “Even seasoned officers have found this to be a very tragic and unsettling incident.”
Any witnesses are asked to contact the VPD Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.
The boy’s family from overseas have yet to be notified.
The driver is cooperating with police and has been extremely traumatized by the incident.