Baby and two women rushed to trauma centre after hit-and-run in Scarborough – CTV News

Baby and two women rushed to trauma centre after hit-and-run in Scarborough - CTV News
Baby in life-threatening condition, two women taken to trauma, after hit-and-run in Scarborough
Emergency crews attend the scene where three pedestrians, including a young child, were struck by a car. (Francis Gibbs/CTV News Toronto)

TORONTO — A baby and two women have been seriously injured after they were struck by a vehicle while standing on a sidewalk in a hit-and-run in Scarborough Sunday morning.

Mann said two women were standing on the curb and the baby boy was in a stroller when they were struck at the intersection of Pharmacy Avenue and Ellesmere Road. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 10:50 a.m.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Pharmacy Avenue and Ellesmere Road around 11 a.m. after receiving reports of three pedestrians that had been struck at the intersection.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 20-month-old baby boy in a stroller and two women suffering from injuries.

All three were rushed to a trauma centre. The baby sustained life-threatening injuries, paramedics said, while the adults were in serious condition.

Three pedestrians, including a 20-month-old-baby, were seriously injured in a hit-and-run on Oct. 13, 2019. (Francis Gibbs/CTV News Toronto)

A 20-month-old baby boy suffered critically injuries after a driver struck three pedestrians in a hit and run in Scarborough on Sunday, Toronto police say.

Speaking with reporters at the scene, Toronto police Inst. Mandeep Mann said that one of the women is believed to be the mother of the child.

What we know thus far is that a silver SUV/Crossover was travelling eastbound on Ellesmere road. As it crossed the intersection at Pharmacy Avenue it struck the two adults and the 20-month-old boy as they were standing on the south curb, he said.

Mann said investigators have video of what occurred and what happened right after the incident, and the photo of the passenger is from that video.

At that point, what we believe is an occupant of that suspect vehicle exits the vehicle, assesses the scene and then flees on foot southbound on Pharmacy Avenue.

Officers from Toronto police's traffic services have closed the intersection and a shopping plaza nearby as they investigate.

Investigators have released a photograph of a person of interest who they say may have been the occupant of the vehicle.

Police have released this photograph of a person of interest in a Scarborough hit-and-run that left three people, including a baby, injured. (Toronto Police Services)

Police say the vehicle, which investigators have previously described as a grey-coloured Dodge Journey, fled the scene heading westbound on Ellesmere Road. The driver has been described only as a white male.

Officials said three people were struck in total — two adults and a baby in a stroller — and the baby suffered critical injuries.

Mann said that police are in the preliminary stages of the investigation, but that officers are treating the incident very, very seriously.

Police said the suspect vehicle, described as a grey-coloured Dodge Journey SUV, was last seen travelling southbound on Pharmacy Avenue.

We will identify who that driver was. We will identify who that occupant was that came out of the vehicle, Mann said. My message to those individuals, both of them and anyone else who was in that vehicle, is to please retain counsel and turn yourselves in to Traffic Services.

Police said they received several calls shortly before 11 a.m. for reports of a collision at Pharmacy Avenue and Ellesmere Road.

Roads in the area are expected to remain closed for a couple of hours while police investigate the incident.

Toronto police say a baby had to be rushed to hospital after an alleged hit-and-run in Scarborough Sunday morning.

Investigators are also urging anyone who may have security video or dashboard camera footage of the area to contact police or reach out to Crime Stoppers anonymously.

COLLISION: (UPDATE) Pharmacy Ave & Ellesmere Rd – vehicle fled the scene described as a grey coloured Dodge Journey – driver described as male/white – last seen S/B Pharmacy – FULL CLOSURE @ Pharmacy Ave & Ellesmere Rd – expect delays – consider alternate routes#GO1976839 ^al

A baby and two women have been seriously injured after they were struck by a vehicle while standing on a sidewalk in a hit-and-run in Scarborough Sunday morning.

A 20-month-old baby is in life-threatening condition and has been rushed to hospital after being struck in a hit-and-run in the citys Wexford area.

The driver involved in the collision fled the scene, police said. Investigators say they are looking for a white male driving a Grey Dodge Journey.

Const. Alex Li said there may be some sort of damage on the vehicle, probably on the front end of the car. Investigators say they are unsure how hard the impact was.

Police are asking anyone with security video or dashboard camera footage of the area to contact investigators or reach out to Crime Stoppers anonymously.

Hit-and-run at Pharmacy Avenue and Ellesmere Road. Baby has been transported to hospital in life-threatening condition, two other women were taken to a trauma centre with serious injuries. (Francis Gibbs/ CTV Toronto)