Mother and son, 7, struck by vehicle driven by father in Brampton – Brampton Guardian

Mother and son, 7, struck by vehicle driven by father in Brampton - Brampton Guardian
Father charged with striking wife, son with pickup in Brampton
A 41-year-old man is facing charges of criminal negligence and dangerous driving after his wife and their seven-year-old son were struck by a truck in the driveway of their own home in Brampton.

Police originally said he had been charged with impaired driving, but after further investigation, those charges were dropped.

Emergency crews were called to the scene around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday in a residential area near Creditview Road and Bovaird Drive West.

Mother, son in hospital after allegedly being hit by dads vehicle

Police said the woman’s husband was reversing the truck in the driveway when he ran over his wife and son. The truck then backed into the garage of the unit next door, causing damage to the building.

The drivers door was open, he backed up, striking them, Wright said to reporters outside the home. As a result of the contact, they were struck and the vehicle ran over them.

Father charged after crash in Brampton driveway sends mother and child to hospital

Peel police Const. Bancroft Wright further explained that the vehicle moved in a circular fashion while backing up, starting from one unit and then crashing into the unit beside it. He says the woman and her son were by the driver’s door when they were struck.

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“They were at the driver’s door. So the driver’s door was open and the driver was sitting on the driver’s side. He backed up, striking them with – I’m going to assume the door – but that’s yet to be determined by the investigators,” he said.

The man, who police have identified as 41-year-old Jonathon Leon, was arrested and is facing two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and two counts of dangerous operation causing bodily harm. He was first arrested at the scene for impaired driving, but on Tuesday night, Const. Iryna Yashnyk said there were “not enough grounds” to charge the man with impaired driving.

He also added that there is structural damage to the unit the car collided into and it’s structural integrity will have to be checked before the vehicle is removed.

The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m in an area near Mount Pleasant GO Station and Mount Pleasant Village Public School. The woman, 36, and boy, 7, were first taken to hospital and then rushed to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries. They are now in stable condition. Investigators are determining whether the incident was a domestic dispute.

Johnathon Leon from Brampton is facing two counts each of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on Wednesday in a Brampton court.

Wright added the vehicle initially started moving at a home to the right of where the victims were struck, did a circle backing up and crashed into the neighbouring house, causing structural damage. In the process, police said, an open door on the drivers side of the vehicle struck the woman and boy.

Police said the mother and child were sent to a local hospital but then transported to a trauma centre.

Their injuries were initially considered life threatening but police later said they were both in stable condition.

The Impaired Driving charges laid against a father accused of running down his wife and 7-y/o son in Brampton have been dropped. The new charges are 2 counts each of Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm, and Dangerous Operation Of a Motor Vehicle. @680NEWS @CityNews

Police have taken the driver, who they say is the woman's husband and child's father, member, into custody. Police say the man is in his early 40s.

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The little boy was actually sitting up, leaned up against one of the firefighters. He looked like he mightve been in a little better shape. The woman was laying kind of motionless, they had an apparatus for breathing, like oxygen, on her face. They were tending to her wounds, he said.

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Police tape is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. A seven-year-old boy is in life-threatening condition and his mother is also in hospital after they were allegedly run over by the childs father in the driveway of their home in Brampton, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

A woman and her seven-year-old son are in life-threatening condition in hospital after being allegedly hit by their fathers pickup truck in the driveway of a home in Bramptons Mount Pleasant area on Tuesday morning.

Peel Regional Police said they were called at about 8:30 a.m. to the Conductor Lane and Portsdown Road area, just north of the Mount Pleasant GO train station.

Acting Sgt. Bancroft Wright said the driver of a Honda Ridgeline pickup reversed into the pair, possibly striking them with an open drivers side door.

The vehicle then continued into the garage of a townhome, tearing bricks from the structure and damaging the garage door of the townhouse.

They were taken to a local hospital for assessment and later transferred to a trauma centre for treatment.

Acting Sgt. Bancroft Wright said the woman is in stable condition and the boys condition was later upgraded from life-threatening to stable.

Video: Investigation continues after man hits wife, son with truck in Brampton driveway

Police said Leon will be charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.