Two men wanted by police in connection to hit-and-run that injured baby, two others

Sean Davidson, InternetNews Toronto


Published Friday, October 18, 2019 8:47AM EDT


Last Updated Friday, October 18, 2019 8:53AM EDT

TORONTO — Two men are wanted by police in connection with a Scarborough hit-and-run that injured a child, mom and grandmother on Sunday.

Emergency crews had been referred to as to the realm of Pharmacy Avenue and Ellesmere Road round 11 a.m. on Sunday after receiving studies of three pedestrians that had been struck on the intersection.

The automobile drove previous a number of stopped autos, in accordance to police, and failed to cease at a purple gentle on the intersection.

In surveillance video obtained by InternetNews Toronto on Tuesday, the automobile may be seen mounting the sidewalk, the place a 57-year-old girl and a 37-year-old girl had been standing with a 20-month child boy in a stroller. All three individuals had been struck and suffered severe accidents.

The two girls are actually in steady situation, and the infant is anticipated to recuperate.

Hit run

On Thursday, police stated the alleged 34-year-old driver of the automobile, Derek DeSousa, is wanted for a number of fees, together with two counts of felony negligence inflicting bodily hurt and failing to cease and render help.

A second man, recognized by police as Jeremiah Cook – who, police stated, was not concerned in the collision however allegedly deserted the suspect automobile – can also be wanted. The 40-year-old Toronto-resident is wanted on a number of fees, together with obstructing police and two counts of failing to cease inflicting bodily hurt.

Investigators stated they’re asking for the two men to contact a lawyer and switch themselves in. 

Anyone with data is being urged to contact police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS. 

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