London, Ont. crash: 8-year-old girl dies, Girl Guides of Canada members among pedestrians hit

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An eight-year-old girl is dead and nine other pedestrians were injured after a horrific crash Tuesday evening on Riverside Drive in London, Ont.

The 76-year-old woman driving the vehicle involved was not taken to hospital, London police said in an update on Wednesday morning.

In an additional update Wednesday afternoon, police confirmed that 10 female pedestrians between the ages of six and 40 were injured in the crash, including the eight-year-old girl who has since died.

An adult and four children are said to be in fair condition, another child is in good condition and one teenager and two other children were treated for minor injuries but have since been released from hospital.

Girl Guides of Canada confirmed to Global News that its members were among the pedestrians involved in the crash, however, the organization did not state how many of its members were involved, their ages, nor the extent of injuries those members sustained.

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