His spine damaged, his face cut in several places, his head, liver, hips and legs injured, 23-year-old Osama Farid lay unconscious and in critical condition last night in an intensive care room at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Twenty-four hours after a spectacular accident near Eglinton Ave. E and Credit Union Dr. that left two of his co-workers dead and one facing four criminal charges, Farid’s body was present, his mind absent.
“I’m not here mentally,” his father Farid Ahmed, 56, said. “When I see his face, I can’t think, I can’t ask anything, I can’t do anything.”

The driver of the car, Rehan Riaz, 21, appeared in provincial court earlier yesterday in a wheelchair, his right foot encased in a walking cast. His case was remanded until May 23.


Riaz is facing two counts of dangerous driving causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

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