Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Young boy dies after being hit by vehicle in west Lethbridge

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A ten year old boy has died after being hit by a vehicle Monday afternoon on the city’s west side.

Lethbridge Police and EMS were called around 3:30 pm after receiving reports of a pedestrian and vehicle collision at the intersection of Whoop-Up Drive and Aquitania Boulevard West.

LPS say a vehicle was heading southbound on Aquitania Boulevard and was making a right turn on to Whoop-Up, when it struck two young boys crossing within the crosswalk.

The investigation has so far revealed the boys we’re crossing with their father who was also walking with them.

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The vehicle was facing a yield sign.

Police say a 9 year old boy suffered minor injuries and his father was not injured.  The other boy, however suffered life-threatening injuries and later died in hospital.

The crash remains under investigation. No names at this time have been released.

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