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.
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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