A caregiver and a baby in her care were both rushed to hospital after they were struck by a delivery truck at a downtown Vancouver intersection Tuesday afternoon.
It’s an out of place scene that garners gasps among pedestrians walking by on a sunny afternoon.
A baby stroller, pinned beneath a Western Logistics truck, surrounded by police tape.
A witness, who only identified himself as Les, stumbled upon the scene shortly after it happened.
“When I walked by there was lots of ambulances, there was a screaming baby in one of the ambulances, and there was several attendants with a backboard, and a lady I assume was mom, and she wasn’t freaking out, she was concerned, but she wasn’t like oh my god!”
Driver Fred Reitz tells CKNW he was going westbound on West Georgia and turning right onto Hornby Street when he struck the pair and dragged them a few meters before passersby frantically waved for him to stop.
He says he is in shock and very upset as he’s never had an accident in his 35 years of driving.
There is some confusion over the condition of the woman and the infant.
Vancouver Police say both have non-life threatening injuries and will be fine but the BC Ambulance Service says both are in critical condition.