Police have found two witnesses that they were seeking in the Scarborough hit-and-run that left a 20-month-old baby, his mother and grandmother with serious injuries.
In a news release Wednesday, police said they have spoken with Amanda Rioux, 30, and Cory Munroe, 49, and that they are no longer persons of interest in this case.
Police are still searching for Derek DeSousa, 24, of Toronto, who they believe was the driver of the vehicle.
They are also seeking a man who allegedly abandoned the now-located suspect vehicle. His photo has been released and he’s described as having a beard at the time and wearing glasses, a grey sweater, black pants and a red hat.
Just after 10:45 a.m. Sunday, police received reports that two pedestrians and a boy in a stroller were struck at Pharmacy Ave. and Ellesmere Rd.
A 37-year-old woman and her 57-year-old mother were taken to hospital and police say they are now in stable condition. The toddler was also taken to hospital in serious but non-life threatening condition. Police say the toddler is expected to recover.
On Tuesday, Mayor John Tory told reporters that the family members were “doing what they were supposed to do” when they were struck: standing on the sidewalk, waiting their turn to cross the street.
“It was a tragedy and I’m terribly sorry about it and I’m glad everybody seems to be recovering,” he said.
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