The Regina Police Service is continuing its investigation into a fatal collision that occurred on Friday, July 16, 2010 in the area of Arthur Street and 7th Avenue. It appears that the incident was initially identified as a possible hit-and-run, but police have identified and located all of the people and vehicles directly involved in this collision and charges have not yet been determined.
At approximately 6:48 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2010, police were dispatched to the area of 7th Avenue and Arthur Street for a report of a collision between a vehicle and a six year-old male child on a bicycle. Firefighters, Police and EMS all attended and EMS transported the child to hospital. A short time later, police were advised that the child was deceased. His name will not be released by police. Preliminary investigation indicates the victim was one of four cyclists, all children, who were traveling southbound on Arthur Street, crossing 7th Avenue. The victim was the last of the group crossing the street and was struck by one of two westbound vehicles. Although both vehicles initially drove further, the driver of the vehicle involved (a van) returned to the scene and was interviewed by police. Note: hit-and-run is a term used when a driver involved in a collision leaves the scene in order to avoid civil or criminal liability and fails to offer assistance. This investigation is not yet complete; police have not confirmed the driver’s motivation in temporarily leaving the scene. Police also located the other driver, who was operating a red truck; both vehicles have been examined. Police will continue to determine, through investigation, the circumstances of this collision. When the investigation is complete, police will determine what charges, if any, are appropriate.
If anyone has information that could assist in this investigation and has not already spoken with police, he or she is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS (8477).