A 19-month-old boy is dead after he was struck by a delivery van in Mississauga Wednesday afternoon.

It happened at a parking lot of an apartment building in the area of Confederation Parkway and Paisley Boulevard just before 5:30 p.m.

Peel police Const. Akhil Mooken said the boy suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital by his mother, who was with him when he was struck, and the driver of the van.

The boy was pronounced dead in hospital, Mooken said.


"I do want to extend our condolences to the family of this child and anyone else that may have been affected by this tragedy," Mooken said.

"It is unimaginable what that family is going through, and we certainly are keeping them in our thoughts."

Mooken noted that it is not known at this time if the child resides in the building.

A white delivery van seen parked outside the hospital has been taped off. Police said the driver of the van is cooperating with the investigation.

"How the collision itself occurred is still part of our investigation," Mooken said. "That's something our Major Collision investigators will be looking into to determine exactly the sequence of events that led to this child being struck."

He said it is too early to determine if any charges will be laid.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has dashcam or surveillance footage to contact them.