ONTARIO: Driver asked to surrender to police after pedestrian struck

Navindra Sookramsingh

PEEL Regional Police investigators 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 Monday (March 18).

Shortly after 4:25 a.m., 21-year-old Navindra Sookramsingh was walking southbound on West Drive between the intersections of Clark Drive and Orenda Boulevard in 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.

Witnesses report that as Sookramsingh was on the roadway a southbound vehicle similar to a beige Toyota Corolla struck him throwing him more than 20 meters. Sookramsingh suffered multiple broken bones, facial and internal injuries.  He remains in critical condition in a trauma centre

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, police released a photo of Sookramsingh.

Police are also appealing to the driver to contact a lawyer and surrender to police.  “We recognize that you are probably frightened by what happened. We are hoping that you will do the right thing and turn yourself in,” said Detective Sergeant Gary Carty of the Major Collision Bureau.

Investigators are appealing for anyone with information on this collision as well as those with dash cam footage or surveillance cameras, 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.