Fatal Pitt Meadows cycling accident death of Chace Nicol – Obituary
Tragedy struck on October 18th at 8:30 a.m. in Pitt Meadows when a recycling truck driver collided with 12-year-old Chace Nicol while he was on his way to school. This devastating incident occurred in the residential vicinity of 116A Avenue and 196B Street.
Emergency services, including police and paramedics, swiftly responded to the scene, but the young cyclist’s life could not be saved. Chace Nicol, the victim of this heartbreaking accident, was identified following the collision.
In response to this grievous loss, a GoFundMe campaign has been initiated by a close family friend. The aim is to raise funds to cover funeral expenses and provide support to the grieving family during this trying period. Remarkably, the campaign has already garnered over $68,000 in contributions.
Cheryl Schwarz, the Deputy Superintendent and leader of Safe and Caring Schools at Pitt Meadows School District No. 42, confirmed that Chace Nicol was a student within the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District. In an official statement, she expressed heartfelt condolences to the student’s family and friends, acknowledging the unfathomable difficulty they are facing.
In light of this tragic incident, the school staff is focusing on ensuring that counseling services are readily available to any students, staff members, or school communities who may be emotionally affected.
The circumstances surrounding the collision remain unclear, prompting the Ridge Meadows RCMP Serious Crimes Unit to launch an investigation into the incident.