A Peel Region police officer driving to work hit a 13-year-old-girl with a truck killing her. The crash occurred in the early evening of Thursday, June 23, 2016 in Brampton, Ontario. The girl was taken by air ambulance to the nearby trauma center where she died of her injuries.
In the words of a neighbor, Paul Dawe: “It’s shocking and it’s going to affect everyone on this street for the rest of their lives. I couldn’t believe it was her. It hasn’t sunk in yet but I’m sure over the next few days it’s going to get tougher” (quoted in Nazareth 2016).
Police did not immediately report that the driver responsible was in fact a police officer. No charges have been laid against the officer responsible.
Nazareth, Errol. 2016. “Off-Duty Police Officer Was Driving Truck that Killed Brampton Teen.” CBC News. June 24. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/off-duty-police-officer-was-driving-truck-that-killed-brampton-teen-1.3652257