Video: 8-Year-Old Eritrean Boy Dies after Being Hit by Vehicle in Canada

 

 

8-year-old boy dies after being hit by vehicle on St. Anne’s Road

 


An online obituary identified the young boy as Surafiel Musse Tesfamariam

 

 

** GoFundMe page  https://www.gofundme.com/adiams-8-year-old-kids-funeral

 

 

www.globalnews.ca | February 17, 2018

 

 

Surafiel Tesfamariam, 8, was killed in a crash Tuesday.

Surafiel Tesfamariam, 8, was killed in a crash

 

 

Despite being rushed to hospital, a little boy died Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle as he was walking across St. Anne’s Road at the crosswalk. Global’s Amber McGuckin reports.

 

An 8-year-old boy is dead after he was hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning.

 

It happened on St. Anne’s Road near Bank Avenue around 8:20 a.m.

 

“It was an awful scene,” Adam Haverstock, who works near where the crash happened, told Global News.

 

“I saw a lot of people in distress and a lot of first responders at work.”

 

Winnipeg police said the child was attempting to cross St. Anne’s Road using the crosswalk when he was hit by a vehicle travelling north.

 

He was taken to hospital in critical condition and later died from injuries.

 

Several police vehicles were outside of École Varennes Tuesday afternoon.

 

Global News’ traffic camera on St. Anne’s Road shows the stretch of roadway near where the tragic incident took place.

 

 

WATCH: The traffic camera shows vehicle traffic near the crosswalk, including the arrival of a fire truck and ambulance.

 

Global News obtained an email from the principal sent to parents confirming the child is a student at the school.

 

 

Police closed down both directions of St. Anne’s Road between Varennes Avenue and Bank Avenue for most of the day as they conducted their investigation. Lanes were opened up to traffic again around 3:30 p.m.

 

Louis Riel School Division issued a statement about the crash, saying that teachers would be sharing the news with students Wednesday.

 

“Please be assured that student support services are available for all students and families tomorrow and over the coming days. We are committed to providing a supportive space for the expressions of grief for staff and students to be able to cope with the loss of a student and classmate,” the statement read.

 

Global News spoke with parents and grandparents outside Ecole Varennes.

 

“They cross that crosswalk twice a day so it’s very scary. It makes you want to hold them close tonight and definitely reiterate the necessity that you never know, even with crosswalks,” Stephan Marchant said. “My heart goes out to the family of that boy for sure, it’s incredibly indescribably tragic.”

 

“It’s terrible, it’s a tragedy,” Marilyn Halliday said. “Just everybody hug your kids today.”

 

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6271 or Crime Stoppers at 1-204-786-TIPS (8477).

 

 

 

Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/4022463/crews-on-scene-at-bank-avenue-and-st-annes-road-after-motor-vehicle-collision/

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GoFundMe set up for 8-year-old boy killed in St. Vital crash

 

** GoFundMe page  https://www.gofundme.com/adiams-8-year-old-kids-funeral

 

www.globalnews.ca | February 17, 2018

 

Friends are hoping to raise funds to help the family of an 8-year-old boy killed in a crash cover his funeral costs.

An online obituary identified the young boy as Surafiel Musse Tesfamariam.

 

The grade three student was killed while crossing the street at a marked crosswalk on his way to Ecole Varennes Tuesday morning.

 

The crash happened on St. Anne’s Rd. around 8:20 a.m. Tesfamariam was rushed to hospital but later died from his injuries.

 

In his obituary he is described as a child who was “very active, loved swimming, being outdoors, sleigh ride and spending time with his siblings, family and friends.”

 

According to a GoFundMe page set up by a family friend, his mother was with him at the time of the crash.

 

As of Friday afternoon $1,800 had been raised of the $10,000 goal.

 

The young boy’s funeral will be held on Saturday at St. Michael Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church at 357 Dufferin Avenue at 10 a.m.

 

Earlier this week the Louis Riel School Division issued a statement about the crash, saying teachers would be sharing the news with students.

 

“Please be assured that student support services are available for all students and families tomorrow and over the coming days. We are committed to providing a supportive space for the expressions of grief for staff and students to be able to cope with the loss of a student and classmate,” the statement read.

 

He is survived by his parents, two brothers and sister.

 

Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/4031309/gofundme-set-up-for-8-year-old-boy-killed-in-st-vital-crash/?utm_source=770Calgary&utm_medium=Facebook