A teenage girl was found to have expired immediately after she was struck by a truck in northwest Toronto this morning. The incident took place a few minutes before 8 a.m. at the intersection of Sentinel Rd. and Lamberton Blvd., in front of Elia Middle School. According to the first respondents of the Toronto Emergency Medical Services who attended the pedestrian, her vital signs were absent upon their arrival due to which she was pronounced dead at the scene after attempts to revive her failed.
Director of Toronto District School Board, Donna Quan, identified the victim as student of a nearby C. W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute named Violet Jia Liang. Toronto police Const., Clint Stibbe, stated that “[the driver made a] left turn onto Lamberton, at which point the 14-year-old girl was struck,” and now “we are looking for any witnesses to call police as soon as possible.”
Education Minister, Liz Sandals, mentioned in a news conference on Tuesday, that “we express our condolences to the family and remind adults they have to be cognizant that at this time of year, kids are excited about going to school and they may have a new route, so we have to look out for these little people.”Quan alleged that “we’re urging drivers to look beside them and behind them. We’re always in a hurry to get somewhere, but take time.” She added that “it’s important when 250,000 TDSB students are heading back to school, and about 2 million across the province.”
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