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Police investigate the Tuesday morning collision which claimed the life of a 10 year old child on Red River Road (Adam Riley / Acadia Broadcasting)

UPDATE: 10 year old dies following morning incident

By Adam Riley May 23, 2023 | 4:31 PM

A 10 year old boy has died of his injuries following a collision involving a cyclist and a school bus this morning at the intersection of Red River Road and Clarkson Street.

Traffic Sergeant Tom Armstrong says to call it a tragic scenario is an understatement.

“Its got far reaching consequences and everybody involved is going to be very very deeply impacted. It’s just an awful day and an unspeakable event that happened here.”

A deeper tragedy within the incident was a number of students were on the bus at the time of the incident

The incident occurred just before 9 o’clock at the intersection of Red River Road and Clarkson Street.

Police believe as the bus was turning from Red River onto Clarkson and the child, riding their bike, was travelling west bound on the south sidewalk approaching the intersection, when they made contact with each other.

Life saving measures were performed both on scene and at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre but those were unsuccessful.

The child was travelling to C.D. Howe Public School when the incident occurred and the Lakehead Public School Board has put out a statement on the tragedy.

“It is with profound sadness that we have learned of the tragic death of a student. Our deepest sympathies and condolences are with the student’s family and loved ones during this very difficult time.” – Lakehead Public Schools

While the scene may have been cleared the investigation, according to Armstrong, remains on going and police are seeking assistance from the public.

“We’re still collecting information. If anybody from the public happened to have witnessed this, seen anything have surveillance footage, dashcam footage we would welcome it, if they could reach out to us.”




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