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2 girls, 13, in serious to life-threatening condition after being struck by vehicle in Agincourt

News Staff | posted Tuesday, Jun 4th, 2019

Toronto police say two teenage girls, both aged 13, have been struck by a vehicle while crossing the street near an Agincourt school on Monday afternoon.

Both girls are in serious to life-threatening condition, police tell CityNews.

It happened near Midland and Lockie avenues at around 3:30 p.m.

Police say the driver, a 64-year-old woman, remained on scene. There’s no word yet on possible charges but police say at this point there’s no indication of impairment or criminality.

In a statement, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) said both girls are students at nearby Sir Alexander Mackenzie Senior Public School.

“Our thoughts are with the students and we are supporting their families in any way we can,” said TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird. “In the meantime, social work support is being made available to students and staff who are understandably upset.”

Area residents tell CityNews speeding is a problem in the neighbourhood.

“The city won’t do anything about it,” one father of two girls said. “We’ve asked to put up cameras, we are willing to pay for the cameras ourselves and the city is giving us a hard time … as residents what can we do?”

“They speed around here all the time,” another added.

Toronto police Sgt. Edmund Wong said officers are doing their best to assure drivers don’t speed in the area.

“My understanding is that there is a lot of enforcement being done (here),” he said. “We do our best and whenever we have the man power, we put man power in this area to enforce the speed laws.”

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