12-year-old boy lifeless, his sister in important situation after being hit by a automobile whereas ready for college bus in Port Hope


A 12-year-old boy is lifeless and his 10-year-old sister suffered important accidents after they had been struck by a automobile in Port Hope Wednesday morning.

The Ontario Provincial Police mentioned they had been referred to as to a collision on the seventh Line, west of Woodvale Faculty Highway, shortly after eight a.m.

Talking to CP24, OPP Sgt. Jason Folz mentioned a automobile travelling north slid, hitting the siblings who had been ready for his or her faculty bus.

The boy was pronounced lifeless on the scene, Folz mentioned. His sister was airlifted to SickKids hospital in important situation.

“I can not even think about how (the household is) doing. I imply, that is definitely a big tragedy for this group and particularly for that household,” he mentioned.

Investigators can be wanting into whether or not street circumstances performed an element within the crash.

Folz mentioned it’s not recognized what number of youngsters had been ready for the bus at that location on the time.

St. Anthony CES

In a letter to folks, the principal at St. Anthony Catholic Elementary Faculty mentioned the victims had been college students on the faculty.

“We do not have the phrases to precise our shock and disappointment over the tragedy of this horrible occasion. The household has requested for everybody’s prayers at the moment,” Principal Karen McCormack mentioned.

“The scholars had been shocked. The scholars are unhappy.”

The flags in any respect faculties within the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District Faculty Board have been lowered to half-mast as an indication of respect.

Pepe Garieri, a superintendent on the board, mentioned the household is well-known in the neighborhood, and the tragedy has affected many individuals.

“The scholars right here, lots of them are in disbelief. They’re in shock over what has taken place,” Garieri mentioned.

“They already miss their pals which are concerned on this accident.”