A mother and daughter remained in hospital with serious injuries Monday after they were struck by a car that jumped the sidewalk on Victoria Avenue at Elliott Street West Sunday morning.
As of Monday afternoon, the daughter, a 14-year-old girl, was in critical but stable condition with a lacerated liver, police said. Paramedics airlifted her to hospital in London following the collision.
The 35-year-old mother required reconstructive surgery for her right leg, police said. The car also crushed her left foot.
Police investigators were back at the collision scene on Monday afternoon, closing Victoria Avenue to traffic from Wyandotte Street West to Elliott Street. Police spokesman Sgt. Matt DAsti said two men who police arrested in connection with the incident have not yet appeared in court.
Police said the mother and daughter were walking southbound on the west side of the street at 10:30 a.m. Sunday when a black Mazda accelerated, hopped the sidewalk, struck them and continued on to strike a brick retaining wall on the side of a driveway. The force of the collision threw the woman and the teen onto the driveway, police said.
Police said that according to witness reports, two men exited the vehicle and fled on foot. They returned to the scene later and police arrested them.
Police asked anyone with information to call (519)-255-6700 ext. 4213, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (519)-258-TIPS (8477).