A 13-year-old boy is in police custody after allegedly crashing a relative’s SUV into a fuel truck and a GO bus.
The Special Investigations Unit has been called in to investigate as a York police officer reportedly attempted to stop the SUV in the area of Dufferin and Centre Street before it fled the scene.
Emergency crews were called to Dufferin Street at Finch Avenue West just before 5 a.m. Tuesday after the SUV struck a fuel truck at the intersection while allegedly fleeing from the police officer.
The tanker was making a left turn onto Finch at the time. The SUV then spun out of control and crashed into the side of a GO bus that was at a red light.
Another 13-year-old boy who was a passenger in the SUV was rushed to a hospital with serious leg injuries.
That boy’s father told the media that his son will be in surgery for over six hours and that doctors are trying to save his leg.
He said the boys had taken the keys to his SUV from the pocket of his coat without his knowledge and added that he didn’t know and hadn’t ever seen the boy who was charged.
There were no passengers on the bus at the time and the driver of the tanker was not injured.
It is not yet known what charges the teen will face.
The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.