Boy, 8, from Nanaimo, B.C., killed while riding bicycle

NANAIMO, B.C. — An eight-year-old boy has been killed in a collision with a pickup truck while riding his bicycle in Nanaimo, B.C.

Police say the accident happened just before noon Sunday when the boy rode out of a driveway.

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Emergency first aid was administered by Good Samaritans and police say the child received quick medical care from hospital staff, but he couldn't be saved.

RCMP investigators obtained multiple statements and spoke with the driver of the truck involved in the crash.

Police say the boy was with a sibling when he rode out of the driveway and was wearing a bike helmet.

Investigators say alcohol, speed and drugs aren't believed to be contributing factors.

The RCMP say the vehicle has been seized and will undergo a mechanical inspection.

"This is just a tragic occurrence," Const. Gary O'Brien said in a statement. "Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the young boy and everyone involved. We would also like to acknowledge several bystanders who without hesitation initiated emergency first aid to the youth."

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