A horrific car crash took place in northwest Scarborough, on Friday. It all happened to a kid, who was speeding and who did not have all the ideal driving conditions. He died, and left two others with serious injuries.
The police from Toronto said that a white Mercedes was driven with a high rate of speed on southbound on Brimley Rd. North of McNicoll Ave around 1:25 am. The driver lost control of the vehicle when he was on wet road. When it lost control, it hit a concrete street pole. They could observe a major intrusion to the side of the vehicle.
The pole got on top of the car and the Toronto Fire Services had to extricate all the three people from the accident.
The driver was a 16-year-old male, that came from Whitby, and he died in the hospital. In the front passenger seat was a 14-year-old boy, and he is in a life-threatening condition. The passenger from the back seat is a boy and he suffered serious injuries, according to the Toronto Police.
Sergeant Alex Crews says that the situation is tragic for the driver and his friends.
The police were able to remove the vehicle from the scene in order to be examined. They will look at the car’s computer to see the speed the car was going, if the seat belts were worn, and to see if there were mechanical issues or not. They will also investigate to see if the impairment was an issue in the crash.
The victim had his legal driving status under investigation. But we need to keep in mind that, in Ontario, drivers with a G2 permit that are under the age of 19 are not allowed to drive between midnight and 5 a.m. also, for about 6 months about getting the G2, the driver is allowed to have in the car only one passenger under the age of 19.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.