2nd man arrested in Scarborough hit-and-run that left toddler, 2 women injured

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WATCH ABOVE: Rodelyn Dewell and her family are still recovering a month after a hit-and-run collision in Scarborough left her, her 58-year-old mother and her 20-month-old baby with serious injuries. Catherine Mcdonald reports. (Nov. 29, 2019) – Nov 29, 2019

Toronto police say they have now arrested the second man wanted in a hit-and-run in Scarborough that seriously injured a toddler and two women in October.

Derek DeSousa, 34, was arrested on Wednesday evening due to a tip to police. DeSousa was allegedly the driver in the collision that saw a 20-month-old boy in a stroller, his 38-year-old mother and 58-year-old grandmother sent to hospital with serious injuries.

The injuries ranged from broken legs to whiplash and the toddler was in a neck brace for six weeks.

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The three were walking in the area of Pharmacy Avenue and Ellesmere Road on the morning of Oct. 13 when they were hit.

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DeSousa allegedly took off on foot after the collision.

Investigators at the scene of the collision on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Global News

Investigators allege the passenger in the vehicle, Jeremiah Cook, got back into the car and drove off, abandoning the vehicle after the incident. The vehicle was found by police the following evening in the area of O’Connor Road and St. Clair Avenue East.

DeSousa has now been charged with two counts each of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and failing to stop causing bodily harm. One count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, failing to stop, driving under suspension, failure to comply with recognisance and failure to attend court.

Cook was arrested Nov. 29 and was charged with obstructing police, failure to comply with a probation order, failure to stop/render assistance, two counts of failure to stop causing bodily harm and driving while under suspension.

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— With files from Catherine McDonald.

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