A six-year-old girl has died after being struck by a new driver in Port Coquitlam, B.C., over the weekend.

Four pedestrians, including the little girl and her mother, were struck at a strip mall around 4 p.m. on Sunday. The blue SUV was being driven by a motorist with a learner’s licence.

Witness Florin Grigore said the little girl -- who has been identified online as Kianna Moreau -- was running when she got caught between two cars.

“My wife just started screaming, ‘Oh my god, where’s that little girl? Where’s that little girl?’” Grigore said.

The young driver was being accompanied by an adult in the vehicle, and was following all the conditions associated with a learner’s licence, when the collision occurred.

Police said it's too early to say whether charges will be laid.

One elderly man who was taken to hospital following the collision has since been released. Two women, including the mother of the little girl, remain in hospital.

Residents in the area say the feared something like this would happen due to the high volume of cars and children in the area.

“Since this park has opened, we’ve had an increase of children running through the parking lot while parents are getting out strollers, lunches. And they’re running across the parking lot,” strip mall property manager Clarissa MacDonald told CTV News.

At the accident scene, a memorial was growing Monday for the little girl who died. Friends have also launched an online fundraising campaign to support the family.