These beautiful two Vaughan siblings Anaya and Jax’s lifes were cut short after they were struck and killed while playing in their Vaughan, Ont. driveway.
The incident which happened on a quiet, residential street, located near Dufferin Street north of Teston Road, at around noon on Sunday has left the parents of two young children in shock and traumatized.
From the reports gathered, Police said the two siblings, aged four and 10, were playing in the driveway of their home along with a neighbour, who was fixing a bike, when the three were struck by a black Mercedes sedan.
The two children, who have been identified by neighbours and family as Jax and Anaya, were taken to hospital but died of their injuries.
“We are extremely traumatized by the tragic loss of our daughter and son,” the parents, who have not been identified, said in a statement through York Regional Police.
“The past days have been extremely difficult for our family. We appreciate the prayers and thoughts of all those grieving with us.”
The family moved to the upscale area in the last year and the kids’ laughter and smiles captured the neighbourhood. Now residents from the street and from the whole GTA are sharing the pain of this senseless loss along with the boy and girl’s parents and their middle sister.
“Our loving angel Anaya was a confident athletic girl, who brightened up the world with her beautiful smile,” states a message on the SickKids Foundation web page. “She was an amazing big sister who took care of all those around her. Anaya was full of courage, indulging in new activities and conquering them. She was the best of both worlds, loving art as much as science and technology.”
A new fundraising effort launched by the SickKids Foundation has, as of the noon-hour Thursday, already raised more than $36,000 in their names.
The brother and sister, ages four and 10, died Monday after a fast-moving car driven by a 16-year-old veered off the roadway on Athabasca Drive in Vaughan and struck them in their driveway. A neighbour was also hurt.