Child hit by vehicle in Sarnia’s southend

A five-year-old boy has been transported to hospital in London after being struck by vehicle on Campbell Street near Samuel Street on Wednesday afternoon.

Sarnia Police say its investigation indicates that a vehicle driven by a 45-year-old Corunna woman struck the boy just before 4:30.
Police say the seriousness of the boy's condition required that he be transferred from hospital in Sarnia to London.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact them at 519-344-8861, ext. 6127.

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  • Katherine nickels

    I would just like to say that this little boy was my nephew :'(

  • spencer

    My prayers go out to james and Haiden I cant imagine how hard this is but no that your friends and familey are hear for you and we will be leaveing edmonton friday are thoughts and prayers are with you

    White familey

  • james dugas childs father

    barry, i just wanted to say thank you for what you’r doing for my son with this articcal. there is no real change to his status at this time, we have a had a little bit of movement but not sure if its nerves or not,but i have great hope in my son haiden that he will pull threw this and come home to me and my mom(grandma)if any question plz call me 5193286197

    sincerely james dugas haidens dad

  • Cheyenne DeVore

    I just read this on a friend’s Facebook, I’m so very sorry to hear about your little boy, absolutely heartbreaking! 🙁 My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time!

  • Dana Douglass

    James, There is nothing any of us can say that will get you through these trying times. As someone who has lived in Sarnia for 6 years, I’ve seen the love this community has for its fellow residents. I know we will do our best, as a community, to be diligent in ensuring other children are safe on and near the road- in order to save another family from tragedy. I know we will be hugging our families a little tighter. And I know we will support you and your family in any way you need. Please stay strong.
    Sincerely, Dana- A Fellow Sarnia Resident.

  • Cindy Scholten

    I am devastated at the loss of this young life. Clearly the Lord needed his angel back. All we can do now , is ask that Haiden pray for all us, still left on this planet. Are the police still looking for witnesses? do we know what happened? Such a terrible terrible loss

  • Debra Stanley

    Sending strengthening vibes to all of the family and friends of this precious little one
    Sadly we just heard that he did not make it
    Relax In Paradise little one
    Thinking of you from Gowrie Junction Australia as you face the next few seconds minutes hours days and weeks ahead
    As a mother i grieve with you
    If what i heard is incorrect then i send lots of healing vibes to him that he may make a full recovery
    Luv Deb

  • Judy

    Oh my. I am praying and sending love to you and your family. I am so sorry.

  • Dawn

    My prayers and thoughts to Haiden’s family.


    Please everyone, just wait the 10-15 minutes til you get to a stop before having to send a text. It is just as bad as drinking and driving!!

  • heather

    I am so sorry for this loss. I know too many people who drive and text, and although this is such a tragedy, we can only hope that people learn from it.

  • crystal

    Rest in peace buddy ..cant believe this happened u were way too young .. i remeber when u were like 2 .. love you haiden xo.

  • alice swenson

    Im so sorry to see and hear about this My prayers for your whole family I have a grandson whose name is Haydn and he is almost 5 I couldnt imagine if this were him

  • Tory Mckay

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Deb Vaandecamp

    Dear James, You don’t know me but I am Shawn Lane’s mother-in-law. You and your son have been in my prayers. I have no words to give you, but I wanted you to know that you are in my heart. May God bless you and hold your hand at this very difficult time. Deb

  • Dave Tend;er

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you good friend, I am so sorry.

  • Kathy Kerr MacCallum Svoboda

    James – I am so sorry about Haiden. I am Sarah MacCallum’s Mom and Adrian Conant’s Mother-in-Law. My thoughts and prayers are very much with you now.
    And to EVERYONE out there – please please please, NO MORE phones and other distractions when driving – a car is a very heavy weapon YOU are wielding. Concentration is so very critical. Lives are at stake, and it’s the innocent, like wee Haiden, who pay the price!

  • Maggie Peters

    I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. The traffic is so close to the street. Its too bad that some of the houses dont have a huge back yard. I lived at a house up north when the new highway came thru we only had about 3 feet to the curb and consequently I had to be with my children all the time if they went out much less attempt to cross the street as the cars would whiz by and with the trees couldnt see if a child were there or not. We may like the beauty of trees but they should all be cut down at corners on all sides and anyone who builds a fence next to the sidewalk should be told about the law that it is on city property and should be built in the proper location as a picket fence blocks the view–you never know when a car is going the wrong way on the street and hit someone.