Toronto police have reported that a 4-year-old boy was struck by a motorcycle in the city’s east end on Sunday. Police claim they received reports of a hit and run at Victoria Park Avenue and Adair Road at around 1:30 PM on May 26th. The couple on the motorcycle reportedly fled the scene. Police are now asking for the public’s help to identify the pair.
According to Global News, the boy was drifting “in and out of consciousness” when officers arrived on the scene. The boy, who remains in serious condition, was then taken to Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. It was initially reported by police that the boy had succumbed to his injuries at 4:22 PM on Sunday. However, the hospital later revealed that the boy is still alive and fighting for his life.
According to Sgt. Brett Moore, who spoke with CP24, the boy sustained his injuries after running onto the roadway. “The boy, unfortunately (ran) onto the roadway and was struck,” Sgt. Moore said. “The driver didn’t stop,” he continued.
Investigators describe the bike as an orange or red Harley Davidson which was last seen travelling northbound on Victoria Park. Police are calling for the driver to turn himself over to authorities. Authorities are also reaching out to the public to contact them or Crime Stoppers if they have any further information that could aid their investigation.
Police have released photos and descriptions of both the driver and his passenger:
The driver is described as a white male, large build, who is believed to be in his 40’s. The man was seen wearing dark clothing and white shoes at the time of the incident.
The female passenger, who reportedly fled the scene on foot, is described as a white woman, who is said to be in her 20’s. The woman has blonde shoulder-length hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt and white running shoes.
Anyone with any information on the case is being asked to contact police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS