3 charged in Scarborough hit-and-run that seriously injured 10-year-old boy, 1 suspect outstanding

Photo of police on scene after a child was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Scarborough. Bill Barker / Global News

Toronto Police say they have arrested three people in a hit-and-run that critically injured a child, and are currently looking for a fourth person in connection to the incident.

Two other pedestrians were also hurt, but sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Emergency crews were called to Eglinton Avenue East and Cedar Drive, just east of Markham Road, at around 11:49 a.m. Thursday for reports that three pedestrians were hit by a vehicle.

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Investigators said a 10-year-old boy and his 38-year-old mother were on the southeast corner of the intersection, waiting to cross Eglinton Avenue.

A 50-year-old man, who is unrelated to the boy and his mother, was also on the same corner waiting to cross.

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The driver of a black 2019 Chevrolet Cruze lost control of the vehicle and crashed into all three pedestrians standing on the sidewalk, police said. The car then crashed into a light pole a short distance away.

The boy suffered a serious head injury and was rushed to hospital by paramedics, with the assistance of an officer. The boy was in life-threatening condition when he was transported and he remains in hospital.

The woman and man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver then fled the scene in the vehicle, going east on Eglinton Avenue.

Photo of the scene where a child and an adult were hit by a car in Scarborough. Bill Barker / Global News

A short time later, a local resident told police they spotted the Chevrolet Cruze in the Deekshill Drive and Budworth Drive area, which is near Morningside and Lawrence avenues.

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Police said several people were seen in and around the car and three people got back into the vehicle and drove off.

Investigators then located the car in Whitby. A man, a woman and a girl were arrested.

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Rondell Solomon, a 20-year-old from Ajax, has been charged with accessory to a dual procedure offence.

Annalise Rech, a 20-year-old from Mississauga, has been charged with accessory to a dual procedure offence and failure to comply with a release order.

A 17-year-old girl from Mississauga has been charged with accessory to a dual procedure, two counts of failure to comply with a release order and obstructing a peace officer.

Her name cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police are also asking for the public’s help in identifying a fourth person of interest in relation to the investigation

The person is described as a man in his 20s, last seen walking away from the Deekshill Drive and Budworth Drive area — the second location where the car was seen after the hit-and-run collision.

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Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-1900 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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