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Whitby teens charged after fleeing truck hit 3 people

06/10/2013 03:47 EDT | Updated 08/10/2013 05:12 EDT
Durham police have charged three teenagers — two 13-year-olds and a 15-year-old — after a pick-up truck they were allegedly riding in struck and injured several pedestrians in Oshawa, Ont., early Sunday morning.

Police responded to a call at 2:45 a.m. about a vehicle driving erratically near King Street West and Park Road in Oshawa.

When officers arrived, the vehicle sped away. A short pursuit ensued during which the truck struck three pedestrians — a 39-year-old male, a 28-year-old-male and a 32-year-old female, police said.

- Ontario teens flee police in vehicle, strike 3 pedestrians

The pedestrians were rushed to Lakeridge Health Oshawa with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Police said on Monday that one of the male victims had since been transferred to St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.

Police have charged a 13-year-old male and a 15-year-old male, both from Whitby, Ont., with theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000, and possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000.

The other 13-year-old male, also from Whitby, is charged with theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000, three counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, and failing to remain causing bodily harm.

The identities of the youths are protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Nine investigators from Ontario's Special Investigations Unit have been assigned to the case because the victims were injured during a police chase.

The SIU investigates cases of serious injury, death, or sexual assault where police are involved.

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