ON Friday (February 28) at approximately 6 p.m., Squamish RCMP responded to a call from BC Ambulance that two pedestrians had been struck by a vehicle in the parking lot at 1900 Garibaldi Way.
Police found that a female and a child had been hit by a vehicle. The collision occurred in front of the grocery store as they were exiting and crossing the parking lot. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Both the female and the child were transported to hospital with injuries and the two-year-old child later died of their injuries.
“We are at the beginning stages of putting together all the details to give an accurate picture of exactly what happened tonight,” said Sgt. Sascha Banks. “Anyone who was there and witnessed the incident prior to the event, during the event, or after the collision are asked to come forward to the RCMP if they have not already done so. We are a tight-knit community and our thoughts are first and foremost with the family as well as those who were on scene, responded and helped in any way they could.”
Squamish RCMP, Sea to Sky General Investigations Section, the Integrated Collision Analyst Reconstruction Service (ICARS), and the BC Coroner’s Service will partner together to conduct a thorough investigation. The parking lot on Garibaldi Way will be closed for the next few hours.