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Toronto police have arrested a man accused of fleeing the scene after the SUV he was allegedly in mowed down a family, sending a toddler to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say the 40-year-old local man was arrested Thursday and faces five charges, including obstructing police and failing to remain at the scene of a crash causing bodily harm.

The man who was allegedly driving the SUV, 34-year-old Derek DeSousa, is still at large and wanted on charges including two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

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The charges stem from an incident on the morning of Oct. 13, when a grey SUV allegedly ran a red light, mounted a sidewalk and hit three members of the same family.

The three people struck – a 57-year-old woman, a 37-year-old woman and a 20-month-old boy – were seriously injured. The boy’s injuries were initially considered life-threatening, but police have since said that he’s expected to recover.

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