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Boy, 13, in police custody after crash in Toronto

Last Updated Oct 15, 2019 at 10:40 am PDT

A SUV crashed into a tanker trailer and a GO bus on Dufferin Street at Finch Avenue West on Oct. 15, 2019 in Toronto. (CITYNEWS/Peter Dworschak)
Summary

13-year-old boy taken into custody after reportedly crashing an SUV into a fuel truck, bus in Toronto

Another 13-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the SUV, was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries

TORONTO – A 13-year-old boy is in police custody after allegedly crashing a relative’s SUV into a fuel truck and a bus in Toronto.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Dufferin Street at Finch Avenue West — north of the downtown core — just before 5 a.m. local time on Tuesday.

Police said the SUV was speeding south when it hit the fuel truck at the intersection. The tanker was making a left turn at the time. The SUV then spun out of control and crashed into the side of a GO bus that was at a red light.

Another 13-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the SUV, was rushed to a hospital with serious leg injuries.

That boy’s father, Kalo Azeez, told the media that his son would be in surgery for over six hours and that doctors were trying to save his leg.

He said the boys had taken the keys to his SUV from the pocket of his coat without his knowledge. Azeez added that he didn’t know, and hadn’t ever seen the boy who was charged.

There were no passengers on the bus at the time and the driver of the tanker was not hurt.

It is not yet known what charges the teen will might face.