The hunt for a second suspect wanted in connection with a hit-and-run in Scarborough that injured two women and a toddler is over.
Toronto police say 34-year-old Derek DeSousa has been arrested and is facing multiple charges including two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, failure to stop and render assistance, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving while under suspension.
On the morning of Oct. 13, in the area of Ellesmere Road and Pharmacy Avenue, a grey SUV allegedly ran a red light, mounted a sidewalk and hit three members of the same family.
The three people struck — a 57-year-old woman, a 37-year-old woman and a 20-month-old boy — were seriously injured.
The little boy’s injuries were initially considered life-threatening, but he’s expected to recover.
DeSousa was allegedly driving the vehicle at the time.
The vehicle involved, a Dodge Journey, was located on the same day of the incident, abandoned in the area of St. Clair Avenue East and O’Connor Road.
A second man, Jeremiah Cook, 40, of Toronto, was arrested last week and faces five charges, including obstructing police and failing to remain at the scene of a crash causing bodily harm.
It’s alleged Cook was in the vehicle at the time and fled the scene after the incident.