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Brampton man charged in College and Bay collision that injured 4 pedestrians

Four people were taken to hospital after a collision in the Bay and College Streets area on Aug. 22, 2019. CITYNEWS/Ginella Massa

A driver who ran a red light and struck four pedestrians, including a child, is now facing charges.

Just before 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 22, a 54-year-old man was driving a 2015 Toyota Highlander north on Bay Street at College Street.

Police said the Highlander ran a red light while the other two vehicles were travelling westbound, causing a chain reaction crash.

A 69-year-old woman and a 54-year-old woman, both pedestrians crossing College on the south side at the light, were struck and carried into the intersection by the vehicle until it collided with a 2014 Toyota Corolla, which was heading west on College.

The 69-year-old woman was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition while the other woman suffered serious injuries.

Police said a one-year-old girl and a 43-year-old man were also struck. Both suffered only minor injuries.

On Oct. 9, John Ikwugbado, of Brampton, was arrested and charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

The vehicle had an Uber sticker on it at the time of the crash. Uber said the 54-year-old driver’s access to the app has been revoked and they were cooperating with authorities.