Peel Regional Police provide an update on a fatal crash in Mississauga on Nov. 1, 2018.
A 31-year-old mother and her two-year-old son were killed following a two-vehicle collision in Mississauga overnight, which also left the family’s 33-year-old father fighting for his life in hospital.
Emergency crews responded to a call around 2 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Mavis Road and Burnhamthorpe Road.
Peel paramedics said the woman and child were pronounced dead at the scene. The third occupant of the vehicle, the woman’s husband, was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition.
“The suspect vehicle was going northbound, they are coming through the intersection,” Const. Danny Marttini said.
“The other vehicle is going eastbound and they collided in the intersection. Who has the green? Again, we haven’t been able to figure that out yet.”
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A family friend told Global News the victims are Sanket Dogra, his wife Khushboo and son Prakrit.
The friend said the father has been in Canada for the past three years on a work permit and his wife and son have only been in the country for just under a year. Their relatives reside in India and Australia.Police said the 18-year-old driver of the other car was taken to hospital where he’s being treated for serious injuries.
“We have the driver of the vehicle that actually drove into them. They are also in hospital. We are looking at several potential different charges,” Marttini said.
“So there’s a lot going on and we don’t want to give too much, in a sense of, we need to find all the pieces before we can lay those charges. There are a lot of different factors at hand right now.”
Police said they are looking at impairment and speed as factors in the crash.
“Again, many moving pieces and once we get potential video footage, witness statements and all those factors, then we’ll know what exactly we’re dealing with,” Marttini said.
The intersection was closed to traffic during the morning rush hour and a portion of the afternoon for the police investigation.
–With a file from Marianne Dimain
Source: Global News