Help wanted in pedestrian collision investigation

Investigators from the Major Collision Bureau are seeking the assistance of the public in locating the driver of a vehicle involved in a fail to remain collision with a pedestrian on March 17, 2019.

Shortly after 4:25 a.m. 21 year-old Navindra Sookramsingh was walking southbound on West Drive between the intersections of Clark Boulevard and Orenda Road in the City of Brampton.  He was struck by a southbound vehicle in the southbound lane on West Drive.  The collision was witnessed by the driver of a northbound vehicle.

It has since been determined that on March 17, 2019 at approximately 4:33 a.m. the male pedestrian had collapsed in the southbound curb lane of traffic on West Drive, south of Clark Boulevard. The male was ill at the time and he was in the process of getting up when he was struck by the southbound 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla.

The Toyota stopped momentarily after the collision and then drove away at a normal speed. It is possible the driver is unaware that he collided with a person.

Section 199 of the Highway Traffic Act makes it incumbent on a person who is knowingly involved in a collision to report the collision to police.

The victim is 21 year-old Navindra Sookramsingh from Brampton he remains in a Rehabilitation Center where he is recovering from serious life altering injuries resulting from this collision.

Police are appealing to the driver of this vehicle to contact them immediately.

Investigators from the Major Collision Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle and driver responsible for this collision.  Police are asking citizens to be vigilant and report any similar vehicles with minor front end damage to them.

To assist the public, a photo of the suspect vehicle can be viewed by visiting our website.

Anyone with information on this collision as well as those with dash cam footage or surveillance cameras, are asked to call investigators with the Major Collision Bureau at  (905) 453–2121, ext. 3710.  Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

Photo: Navindra Sookramsingh was struck by a Toyota Corolla.

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