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2nd suspect arrested in Scarborough hit-and-run that injured toddler

Last Updated Dec 5, 2019 at 8:39 am EDT

Derek Desousa, 34, (left) and Jeremiah Cook, 40, (right) wanted in connection with a hit-anr-run in Scarborough on Oct. 13, 2019. Cook was arrested on Nov. 28. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

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.