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Fatal SUV accident kills 6-year-old girl, injures 3 others

May 6, 2015 | SUV Accidents

A driver who still had just a learner’s license was involved in a tragic accident last month that claimed the life of a 6-year-old girl and injured three other people, including the girl’s mother. The crash occurred late in the afternoon on April 19 in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.

According to the Mounties, the driver lost control of her SUV while she was attempting to make a turn. They say that she drove the vehicle into a group of people in front of a strip mall.

The driver reportedly had a licensed driver in the car with her, as required by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. She stayed on the scene after the crash and is cooperating with investigators. It was not reported whether she is yet facing any charges related to the crash.

All four victims were transported to the hospital. The little girl died the following day from her injuries. One elderly victim received only minor injuries. The other two women suffered more serious injuries.

According to the suburban strip mall’s property manager, ever since a park opened nearby, more children as well as parents are going through the parking lot to get to the park. It was not noted if that’s what the little girl and her mother were doing at the time of the deadly crash.

Regardless of whether a driver is held criminally responsible for a crash, victims and surviving family members would benefit from seeking the advice of a BC attorney. He or she can advise you of your options and rights.

Source: CTV News Vancouver, “Girl killed after new driver hits 4 people at strip mall,” April 20, 2015

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