Niagara police say a four-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a truck while sledding in nearby Lincoln on Monday (Feb. 1).
In a release issued Tuesday, police said that Grimbsy uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to a report of a serious collision shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday.
Officers arrived on the scene in the area of Greenlane Road and Bartlett Street in Lincoln and found the boy in critical condition. He had been injured after the sled he was riding entered the roadway and he was struck by a passing pickup truck.
The child was transported to a local hospital and despite the efforts of all the emergency and medical personnel on scene and at the hospital, the child succumbed to his injuries.
Greenlane Road was closed so that detectives from the NRPS Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Forensic Services Unit could conduct an investigation.
Police said the identity of the child is not being released and the incident remains under investigation.
Anyone who may have information or may have witnessed the collision is asked to call 9056884111, extension 1009089.