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

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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