Delivery driver charged in Mississauga, Ont. crash that left 19-month-old boy dead
|CTVnews 16 Sep 2020 at 19:27|
TORONTO -- A 25-year-old delivery driver has been charged in connection with a Mississauga, Ont. crash that left a 19-month-old boy dead one month ago.
The collision took place just before 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 as Rukayat Ajao was walking in a parking lot on Confederation Parkway near Paisley Boulevard with her two sons, her sister and her sisters seven-month-old baby.
The vehicle involved in the crash, police said, was a van being operated by a delivery driver. The young child was struck by the van as it was exiting the parking lot, investigators said.
the next day that the vehicle that struck her 19-month-old son was travelling at a high-rate of speed and the driver was on the phone at the time.
I was jumping, I was waving like crazy. It was so fast. It happened within a minute before I could even breathe, Ajao said through uncontrollable tears on Aug. 13. I saw my baby on the floor.
Ajao said she told the driver of the vehicle to take her and her son, who was covered in scratches and bruises, to a hospital immediately.