A young child struck by a vehicle is loaded into an air ambulance for transport to a Vancouver trauma centre this evening.

A young child struck by a vehicle is loaded into an air ambulance for transport to a Vancouver trauma centre this evening.

Abbotsford girl struck by car dies of her injuries

The five-year-old passed away in hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

  • May. 29, 2014 7:00 p.m.

The five-year-old girl who was struck by a car on Tuesday night in Abbotsford has died of her injuries.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald confirmed that the child passed away in hospital late Wednesday afternoon.

“The Abbotsford Police Department extends condolences to the family and friends of this young girl. We encourage continued support for all those involved,” he said.

The collision took place in a laneway near the 31500 block of Blueridge Drive just before 6 p.m. The child apparently ran out of a gate into an alley and was struck by a westbound Toyota Corolla.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the 42-year-old female driver and her passenger remained on scene.

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service and BC Ambulance personnel provided medical treatment for the girl, and an air ambulance was called to the scene to transport her to hospital.

MacDonald said police are continuing to investigate the incident.