A woman in her 20s is suffering life threatening injuries after a hit and run incident on Thursday in downtown Toronto. Police responded to the collision at King Street and Spadina Avenue around 3:15 am. It is reported that the vehicle briefly stopped after the hit and then proceeded to flee the scene.
Police Sgt. Murray Campbell states “(The vehicle went) southbound and from what we understand at a high rate of speed. So, they were fleeing the area. They knew exactly what happened and they were fleeing.” Campbell gives more info about the scene, “As you can see, there are some vehicle parts that are left at the scene here. As part of our investigation, we’ll be following up with the vehicle parts to try and identify them.”
Toronto Police are currently investigating more about the driver and seeking help from the community to identify the suspect. However, the vehicle involved was described as a black Mercedes Sedan.
If anyone has any more information about the suspect, Police ask that you contact them as soon as possible or send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.
Peel Regional Police say that a man has died after an alleged hit and run in Mississauga, Ontario. According to the police, the said incident happened on Friday evening, i.e. on 30th of November, 2018. It is believed that the 54-year-old man was crossing the road when he was hit by a car. He died on the spot because of his injuries.
Police has said that the person driving the car did not stop and fled the scene. They are on a lookout now and are looking for a red colored Dodge Challenger manufactured in 2017 or 2018. This vehicle is also missing the right side mirror. The Police have also mentioned that the car is damaged on the right side, including the headlight and the bumper.
Peel Regional Police are asking the public to help them find the suspect and they have asked individuals to step forward if they have any knowledge about the accident.
Canada has seen a rise in pedestrian death in the last few years despite the government’s best efforts to make roads safer for people on their feet. 2017 was recorded as deadly in Ontario because of a hike in the number of deaths caused by accidents on the road. 2018 has been no better.
Individuals who are charged under Ontario’s hit and run law may have to face up to six months in prison. They may also lose the driving license and will have to pay a fine ranging between $600 and $2,000. Individuals who fail to remain at the scene of the accident may also see a steep hike in their insurance premiums.
Toronto police last week arrested a 27-year-old Oshawa man now facing charges in a fatal hit-and-run accident.
Jesse Petroff ended the life of a 50-year-old woman, later identified by family as Isabel Soria, when his Dodge Ram pickup truck struck her around 3 p.m. on June 11 at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Briar Hill Avenue. Police said surveillance footage and still, photos confirmed the driver left his stopped vehicle and approached the victim but immediately got back into his vehicle and fled the scene. Clear photos of the vehicle released Thursday accompanying a plea for citizens to provide any relevant information about its whereabouts and driver led to an arrest later that day.
Petroff now faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, criminal negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing death.