Two-year-old child dead after Monday’s collision on Pinetree Way in Coquitlam

NEITHER speed nor impairment appear to be factors in a collision that killed a two-year-old boy and left his 36-year-old mother with injuries in Coquitlam on Monday night, Coquitlam RCMP said on Tuesday.

The collision happened just after 6:30 p.m. on Pinetree Way near Tantalus Court. Although the investigation is still in its early stages, the Coquitlam RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) has already gathered clear dash-cam video and independent witness statements.

“At this early stage this appears to be a tragic event without any indication of criminal behaviour or negligence,” said Cpl. Michael McLaughlin. “We’re asking that all parents be extra careful to hold their children’s hands near busy streets, and for drivers to be extra watchful for kids who may do something unexpected.”

CCIT investigators are still gathering witness statements and video, and if you were an eyewitness, contact the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask to speak to traffic investigators (file 2020-27135).