Man charged in Richmond Hill collision

A Richmond Hill man faces numerous charges following a collision that sent a two-year-old and a seven-year-old to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

York Regional Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, which took place at about 3:45 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the intersection of Bathurst Street and Shaw Boulevard.

Aidin Najafi, 28, the driver of a white 2011 Audi convertible sedan, was arrested at the scene. He has been charged with three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failure to remain at the scene of an accident.

The same vehicle had been involved in a separate collision just moments before, this one involving another vehicle at the intersection of Sala Drive and Carville Road. No injuries were reported in that collision.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or may have dashcam footage of the collision is asked to contact the York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7241, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at

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