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Toddler Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle In Driveway Of New Canaan Home

A toddler was killed after being struck by a vehicle in a driveway on North Wilton Road in New Canaan.
A toddler was killed after being struck by a vehicle in a driveway on North Wilton Road in New Canaan. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A toddler was killed after being struck by a vehicle in the driveway of a New Canaan home.

The child, a nearly 2-year-old boy, was hit around 8:42 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the home on North Wilton Road, said New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro.

New Canaan Police, along with New Canaan Fire, and New Canaan Emergency Medical Services first responders arrived at the residence within minutes of the incident to provide emergency medical care, Ferraro said.

The gravely injured child was transported to Norwalk Hospital, where emergency room personnel provided care.

"Despite the valiant efforts of many first responders, and emergency room personnel, the child succumbed to grave injuries," Ferraro said.

The incident is currently under investigation by the New Canaan Police Accident Reconstruction team as well as members of the Wilton and Darien police departments Accident Reconstruction teams.

"We ask that the entire New Canaan Community put this child and the child’s family in their thoughts and prayers," Ferraro said. "We are all grieving as we cope with this tragic loss."

Police are not releasing the name of the victim or family, and the home's address out of respect for those suffering, he added.

The crash is under investigation.

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