Peel Regional Police has arrested and charged two Brampton residents following a street racing incident that killed a 19-year-old woman in Mississauga.
According to police, on Monday February 5 at approximately 11 pm, a group of seven young people left a Mississauga restaurant in two separate vehicles.
The two vehicles, a Mitsubishi Eclipse and a Ford Fusion, travelled westbound at a high rate of speed on Eglinton Avenue East, and came into slight contact with each other as they approached Mavis Road.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse lost control and slid into a traffic light pole at the intersection.
Police say 19-year-old Rabab Arshad was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) February 6, 2018
Another passenger was transported to a trauma centre with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and the driver was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Peel police have arrested and charged 22-year-old Hashim Khan, and 20-year-old Muhammad Daniyal Khan. Both men were charged with:
Criminal Negligence Cause Death
Criminal Negligence Cause Bodily Harm
Criminal Negligence Cause Death by Street Racing
Criminal Negligence Cause Bodily Harm by Street Racing
Dangerous Driving Causing Death
Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm
Dangerous Driving Causing Death by Street Racing
Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm by Street Racing
Police are asking for the public’s help in regards to this case. Investigators are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the collision, have video footage of the incident or who may have information regarding the actions of the drivers involved prior to the collision.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Major Collision Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3710. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or online, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.
Arshad was a York University student, and the school’s president Rhonda Lenton sent her condolences to the family on social media on Tuesday.
We understand from media reports this morning that a student from our community has been tragically killed in a car accident. I wish to express our heartfelt sympathies to the family members and friends of the victim. We await further details from @peelpolicemedia. ~rl #YorkU
— Rhonda L. Lenton (@YorkUPresident) February 6, 2018
Mississauga residents familiar with the intersection where the crash took place say that it is notorious for street racing.
“Eglinton is becoming a heaven for street racing,” wrote a Twitter user. “Every now and then there is a crash.”
I heard a loud crash. Eglinton is becoming a heaven for street racing. Every now and then there is a crash.
— Zainab Noman (@ZainabNoman1) February 6, 2018
The stretch of Eglinton from Hurontario to Mavis is notorious for street racing. The Tims’ near Hurontario is a street racer, especially bikers, hangout. Police needs to increase patrols
— Christian Lanctot (@lanctotchris) February 6, 2018