Three people hospitalizedA Brampton man is facing several charges after Peel police investigated three hit-and-runs that occurred within 30 minutes, including one that sent a young man to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The bizarre incident began to unfold just after 5:30 p.m. Sunday on Sandalwood Parkway East near Hurontario Street. There, a two-vehicle collision sent one of the drivers, a 46-year-old Brampton man, to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say the other driver fled and, a few minutes later, struck a pedestrian at Main Street North and Bovaird Drive West. The 21-year-old Brampton man was taken to a Toronto trauma centre by Peel paramedics with life-threatening injuries. His condition has since improved and he is expected to survive.
Police say moments later, the driver of the same car caused another crash near the busy intersection that sent another driver, a 55-year-old Brampton woman, to hospital with serious injuries.
Peel Const. Bally Saini said police were in the area investigating the incidents when officers received multiple 911 calls about a “suspicious vehicle” in the area.
Police made an arrest later in the evening.
Harpreet Malhi, 29, of Brampton, has been charged with three counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident, one count each of drunk driving causing bodily harm, excess blood alcohol and driving while disqualified.
Social media blew up Sunday night as the events were unfolding
“It was chaos. There were police everywhere,” said Jorge Cardoso on Facebook. “Glad (police made an arrest).”
Anyone with information can call police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3710 or Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
The Pedestrian that was struck earlier this evening is now listed in non-life threatening condition. The driver left the scene and was arrested a short time after for impaired driving by #PRP #dontdrinkanddrive pic.twitter.com/FlsTteJdhk
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) January 22, 2018