Peel Regional Police say a mother and her seven-year-old son are stable after the boys father struck them with an SUV in Brampton.
Police said officers responded to a call about a pedestrian struck just after 8:30 a.m. in the area of Conductor Lane and Portsdown Road.
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 pic.twitter.com/TZnBMLIkSX
Police said a man was driving an SUV and struck the victims in a driveway. Police later identified him as the husband and father of the victims. He was arrested on scene.
Police said it appeared the man was in the driver’s seat with the door open when the vehicle started to back up and struck both the mother and son before crashing into the home.
Video: Investigation continues after man hits wife, son with truck in Brampton driveway
Mother, son in hospital after allegedly being hit by dads vehicle
Jonathan Leon, 41, was charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and two counts of dangerous operation causing bodily harm.
#PRP on scene in the area of Conductor Lane and Portsdown Road @CityBrampton female and child struck pickup truck in driveway , both transported to hospital, unknown condition at this time. Male arrested for impaired driving. call came in at 8:37a.m., MCB on scene. pic.twitter.com/CxB9TSyb0I
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A 36-year-old woman and her seven-year-old son are in life-threatening condition in hospital after being hit by an alleged impaired driver in the driveway of their Brampton, Ont. home Tuesday morning, Peel Regional Police say.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Acting Sgt. Bancroft Wright said the woman is in stable condition and the boys condition was later upgraded from life-threatening to stable.
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.