A woman who was the alleged passenger of a motorcycle involved in a hit-and-run that sent a little boy to hospital last weekend was released on $15,000 bail Thursday.
Toronto police say that Breanne Lynn Maclellan, 32, of Markham, was charged Thursday with leaving the scene of an accident that caused bodily harm. She surrendered to police around 6:15 AM.Radi Chowdhury, four years old, was critically injured around 1:30 PM Sunday when an orange Harley Davidson Road Glide motorcycle driven by a man struck him on Victoria Park Ave., north of St. Clair Ave. E. Police alleged a female passenger walked away while the driver took off.
The victim’s family says Radi, who suffered a severe brain injury and many broken bones, has made improvements at Sick Kids hospital.
The suspected driver, Darren Robert Dawson, 31, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing bodily harm and various traffic offences. Sources told the Toronto Sun that he is a former full patch Hells Angels member.
In a rare move, police have not yet officially released his name, and didn’t divulge where he was appearing in court on Tuesday before he was released on $25,000 bail.
Maclellan appeared in a College Park courtroom for a bail hearing shortly before noon Thursday wearing a jean jacket over a dark hoodie. She dabbed her tears with a tissue as she stood in the prisoner’s box.
In another rare move, Maclellan’s surety was not identified in court or asked to testify before posting her $15,000 bail with no deposit. The woman left the courthouse via a stairwell normally reserved for lawyers, which enabled her to slip past the throng of waiting media.
Maclellan’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 15 in Scarborough.
Meanwhile, a Raptors tickets auction from Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), which employs Radi’s father, surpassed $10,000.
MLSE says the money from the NBA Finals Game 1 tickets auction, which closed at noon Thursday, will be donated to the Chowdhury family.
Paramount Fine Foods CEO Mohamad Fakih pledged to donate his $10,000 bid even if he doesn’t win the auction, MLSE says.
-With files from The Canadian Press
Source: The Toronto Sun