A five-year-old girl has died after being struck by a City of Toronto garbage truck in Toronto's east end.
The child was among a group of three children who were hit by the truck at Cliffside Drive and East Haven Drive, which is close to the intersection of Midland Avenue and Kingston Road.
The accident happened at about 3:45 p.m. Details of exactly what led to the accident are unclear.
Paramedics rushed the children to hospital, but police later confirmed the five-year-old had died.
The other children — a six-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl —were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Police are on the scene and conducting an investigation.
The CBC's Charlsie Agro reported that the five year old was named Kaylie.
"Kaylie is one of four children and that remarkably her mother is remarkably is hospital right now, potentially giving birth to another child," she said.
Another witness told CBC News he saw the garbage truck peel around a corner.
"The truck apparently turned the corner and that's when the young girl was hit," Agro reported.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released a statement promising the city would co-operate with any investigation.
"I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn that three children were struck, one fatally, by a Ccty garbage truck. It’s with a heavy heart that I extend my deepest condolences to the victims during this difficult time ... We will do everything we can to assist the families. The city will co-operate fully with the investigation," the statement said.