Driver appearing in court Monday after deadly hit-and-run

The driver of a grey sedan will appear in court Monday morning in connection with a hit-and-run in Scarborough that killed a man and injured two others.

Selman Goksel and Yusuf Ali, 21, and Sina Ali, 24, were riding a bike eastbound on a two-lane sidewalk on Rushden Avenue at about 1:40 a.m. Sunday. The white car approached on the westbound side and struck all three riders, causing Mr. Goksel to fall under the vehicle’s rear wheels, and trapped under them until officers arrived.

Officers found all three riders, who were rushed to hospital, but Mr. Goksel later died of his injuries. His bike had been thrown several hundred metres from the crash site.

None of the passengers were seriously injured.

The driver stopped in the neighbourhood after the crash and gave information to police. Officer Brian Chilly said his account appeared credible.

“As far as I know, no criminal complaints were made,” Mr. Chilly said in an interview. “As of now, he’s not facing any charges.”

The accused is an Egyptian citizen who resides in the city. He was a student at Egis Canada College, a nursing program with sites in Ottawa and Mississauga. A nursing graduate from Alexandria College, he has a university diploma in domestic medicine.

Mr. Chilly did not name the man at his request, but said he was later released without charge.

“We were unable to obtain that information from the gentleman,” he said. “I know that our investigators are having an objective time trying to find out what his perspective was.”

Cameras captured images of the car involved in the crash and a police investigation is continuing.

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