02/28/2015 08:31 EST | Updated 04/30/2015 05:59 EDT

3-Year-Old Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle In Prince George, B.C.

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Prince George RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating the death of a three-year-old child.

Mounties say the child was seriously injured by a vehicle in a residential neighbourhood on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency services responded to the area (near Massey Boulevard and Ospika Boulevard) just before 12:30 p.m.

The child was transported to hospital but died as a result of injuries from the collision.

Officers say the investigation is in its early stages.