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.
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A 31 years old woman and her 2-year-old son were killed when the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in a two-vehicle crash in Mississauga on November 1st, 2018. The woman, her son and her 33-year-old husband were traveling to Burnhamthrope when their vehicle was struck by a Hyundai which was heading north towards Mavis.
According to police, the suspect vehicle continued to travel north after the impact for another 50-75 meters, after which it stopped and at a sidewalk and then it caught fire. This vehicle was being driven by an 18-year-old driving, who managed to get out of the vehicle on time.
The woman’s husband who was driving the car has sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital at around 2 am when the emergency services were called. He had slipped into a coma for several days and as of 27th November, he is still there, receiving treatment. The 18-year-old suspect was also taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries and released.
After almost a month of the accident, on 27th November, the 18-year-old was arrested again and charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm. The suspect has been identified as Evan Campbell of Orillia.
Friends and family had identified the victims as Sanket Dogra, 33, his wife Khushbu Aroro, 31 and their 2-year-old son Pakrit. The family lived only a few miles away from the crash site. Sanket Dogra works in the tech industry and had shifted his wife and son to Canada, just a year ago.