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Toronto Condition of four-year-old boy hit by motorcycle now unknown, Toronto Police say

Officials say they’ve received information that a four-year-old boy who Toronto police initially said had died after a hit-and-run, might still be alive.

Police spokeswoman Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook says the hospital initially told officers that the boy had died, but they’ve since been informed by “other sources” that he is still alive.

Police have said that the boy was struck by a motorcycle that fled the scene Sunday afternoon in the city’s east end.

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Police spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante said first responders found the child in and out of consciousness before he was rushed to hospital.

She said it was reported to police that the child was with a parent at the time of the collision.

Arrogante had said the boy was pronounced dead in hospital around 4 p.m.

Douglas-Cook says police are trying to confirm the boy’s condition and his parents are also involved in the discussions, but there is no confirmation yet.

She says the male driver of the motorcycle drove away while a female passenger got off the motorcycle and fled on foot.

Police have said the male suspect is described as white, with a heavy build and between 40 and 50 years old.

The female is described as white and in her 20s, with blonde hair. She was wearing blue jeans, a black shirt and white running shoes.

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Police also said the motorcycle is a red or orange colour and is a cruiser-type Harley Davidson.

Arrogante said police are asking witnesses to come forward.

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