A family mourns after their teenage daughter was killed in a car accident in which her older sister was driving.
The tragic accident had happened on a Saturday evening at Attwell Drive, near Pearson airport in Toronto.
The victim, 17-year-old Fartun Abdulle, was walking along the industrial road just minutes before 7 in the evening when a car mounted a curb and had hit her. The car, unfortunately, was driven bey her own 18-year-old sister, according to the police.
Before the car had came to a stop, the victim was dragged for a short distance, as said by the police.
The victim was trapped under the vehicle for about 15 minutes, investigators say.
Witnesses of the accident were individuals who were attending in a nearby church.
One witness, Melinda Jefferey, had told CTV Toronto that the suspect, the older sister, kept on screaming and repeating that it was her sister and that she had hit her accidentally and whether if her sister was still alive.
Another witness, Lagos Csiki, who was walking along Attwell drive when the accident had happened, had said that “The lady goes under the car and I touched her hand and prayed.”
The victim was rushed to a hospital but was later on pronounced dead.
No charges are expected to be filed following the accident, police says.
Alcohol involvement as well as speed was unlikely factors that contributed to the accident and thus were not included in the investigation, police says
Data from the “crash module” inside the car had been downloaded by the police, says Const. Clint Stibbe. This will give them an insight on what happened mechanically before the crash had occurred.
Further investigations are ensuing and officers ask anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Toronto Police Traffic Services at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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