Caregiver, baby in hospital after stroller hit by truck
A caregiver and baby are in hospital after being hit by a truck in downtown Vancouver Tuesday afternoon.
The woman was pushing the baby in a stroller at the intersection of Hornby and Georgia streets when they were struck shortly after 3 p.m.
Witnesses said the stroller was dragged underneath the truck a short distance before the vehicle came to a stop. Both victims suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries.
Police said the truck was turning right onto Hornby when it hit the stroller, and it's unclear what caused the accident.
“At this point in the investigation we can’t say who’s at fault or if anyone’s at fault,” Const. Uwe Rieger said.
The driver, who remained at the scene, told CTV News he’s been driving for 35 years and has never been involved in an accident like this.
He also said witnesses have told him the caregiver was texting and walking, something police have not confirmed.
“We have witnesses that we’re talking to but it’s still early,” Rieger said.
Police haven’t released the ages of the victims or the gender of the baby, but said the caregiver may have been the baby’s grandmother.
Correction: Police initially indicated the woman injured was the baby's mother.