Justice for Baeleigh Demonstration Held Outside Saskatoon Police Services, City Hall – Saskatoon | The Canadian News

It has been 126 days since nine-year-old Baeleigh Emily Maurice lost her life in Saskatoon, Sask.

The young woman was hit by a truck last September when she was crossing 33rd Street on her scooter at a marked crosswalk.

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To date, no charges have been filed against the driver involved.

On Thursday, family, friends and supporters rallied outside the Saskatoon Police Service headquarters before walking to City Hall.

“Baeleigh is finally getting noticed,” said Sarah Smokeyday, a friend and co-worker of mother Rochelle Dubois.

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They hold a vigil for a 9-year-old girl who died after colliding with a truck

They hold a vigil for a 9-year-old girl who died after colliding with a truck – 09/11/2021

After months of trying to get answers from the Saskatoon Police Service, Smokeyday said he wanted to take action.

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“There was not an open line of communication with Rochelle from people in positions of power,” Smokeyday said.

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Earlier this month, a video was posted on social media showing the exact moment the incident occurred.

“Since the video was posted there has been an outpouring of support and those lines of communication are now open,” Smokeyday said.

In a statement earlier this week, the Saskatoon Police Service said they were aware of the video and confirmed the investigation remains active.

In a statement to Global News, Brad Jennings, Public Relations and Strategic Communications for the Saskatoon Police Service, said: “[Wednesday] In the afternoon, members of the Saskatoon Police Service met with Ms. Dubois and had a meaningful discussion. We have heard your concerns and will continue to keep you informed throughout the investigation.”

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They added that collisions, especially fatal ones, are “complex” and require time to resolve.

But the family says it’s taking too long.

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Rochelle is hurt. I would not like to use that she is angry or upset. She just wants to cry and you can’t cry without answers,” Smokeyday said.

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