Police say a four-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle alongside his sister in Vaughan, Ont., over the weekend has died.
York Regional Police say the boy died in hospital, and his 10-year-old sister remains in critical condition.
Investigators say they have upgraded the charges against the driver, a 16-year-old boy from Richmond Hill, Ont.
The teen is now charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death, criminal negligence causing death, and two counts each of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
Police say the two young siblings were injured Sunday afternoon when a car veered off the road and into their driveway.
A neighbour who was helping them with a bike chain was also hurt.
“It is a devastating situation,” Constable Laura Nicolle told reporters at the scene on Sunday afternoon. “I can’t imagine how that family is feeling right now. All of us are pretty heartbroken for them.”
She said the two kids had been outside “enjoying the weather, riding their bikes” before the crash.
She said their neighbour had come over to help with a bike chain when the car lost control and left the roadway, hitting all three people on the driveway.
Constable Nicolle said the teen, who was initially said to be 17, was alone in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
The crash happened in a residential area where the speed limit was 40 kilometres an hour.
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