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Boy, 8, on bike critically injured after being struck by vehicle in Newmarket

The driver remained on the scene of the Thursday night collision
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An eight-year-old boy is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle in the Copper Hill neighbourhood in Newmarket last night.

The collision occurred at the intersection of Poppy Lane and Sherman Brock Circle at about 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, according to York Regional Police.

The driver of the vehicle, a 2020 black Lincoln Navigator, remained at the scene, police said.

The major collision investigation unit is requesting witnesses who have not yet spoken with police, or anyone who may have dashcam footage, to call 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.1800222tips.com.

This is the second serious collision involving a child riding a bicycle in York Region in just over a week. A 10-year-old girl died Sept. 3 in hospital after being struck by a vehicle Sept. 1 in Vaughan. 




Debora Kelly

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