Girl, 5, killed in Etobicoke car crash

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A five-year-old girl was killed when the car she was travelling in slammed into a tree in Etobicoke Saturday evening.

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According to police, the accident happened just after 9 p.m. on Renforth Dr., north of Rathburn Rd.

A 31-year-old woman and the child were located inside the vehicle. CP24 reported that the little girl was without vital signs and later pronounced dead at a pediatric trauma centre, while the woman was taken to hospital in serious but non-life-threatening condition.

Police have not said if the woman and child are related.

An area resident told CP24 that she witnessed a white vehicle apparently losing control and spinning around before smashing into the tree.

“I saw them trying to get the mother out of the vehicle while she was sadly screaming and horrified,” Carole Pike told the station.

“And I saw the young lady being pulled out of the vehicle by the ambulance. And at that time, she was not moving. Her face looked bruised and bloody. And they were giving her CPR, so it was very disturbing.”

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Meanwhile, a woman was killed in Etobicoke Saturday night after the car she was travelling in hit a pole on The Queensway. Cops say the crash happened around 8:15 p.m.

The car was split in two and the woman was trapped inside the vehicle. She was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries but later died. The male in the vehicle was taken to hospital in serious condition. What caused the crash is unknown.

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The investigation is being carried out by members of the Toronto Police force’s traffic services unit.

Police ask anyone with information or relevant dash-cam video to call 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

bhunter@postmedia.com

@HunterTOSun

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