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Toddler suffers life-threatening injuries in alleged hit-and-run, two others hurt

October 14, 2019 - 8:30 AM

TORONTO - A toddler suffered life-threatening injuries in an alleged hit-and-run that also sent two women to hospital in Toronto on Sunday morning.

Insp. Mandeep Mann says an SUV struck the women and the toddler at about 11 a.m., smashing the 20-month-old boy's stroller to pieces.

He says the trio was on the sidewalk when they were struck, and both women were seriously injured.

Mann says a passenger got out of the SUV to survey the scene before running away.

He alleges the man behind the wheel drove off moments later.

Officers are looking for the driver and any passengers who were in the silver Dodge Journey, which has extensive damage to its front end.

Mann says it's only a matter of time before they're identified, so he's urging them to find lawyers and come forward.

Toronto Mayor John Tory called the incident an "absolute tragedy" in a tweet Sunday afternoon, saying he hopes police find those responsible.

"I fully support an increase in penalties for those involved in collisions with pedestrians and even steeper consequences for those who flee the scene," Tory tweeted.

"We are working as a City to reduce collisions but drivers cannot act recklessly and must recognize they bear the ultimate responsibility because they are operating vehicles which can inflict such terrible consequences."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 13, 2019.

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