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News Release

SIU Investigates Toronto Collision

Case Number: 05-TVI-003

TORONTO (13 January, 2005) --- Eight investigators with the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances of a single motor vehicle collision that occurred on January 12, 2005, at approximately 11:05 p.m.

The SIU was notified that a Toronto Police Service (TPS) cruiser was pursuing a van being driven erratically southbound on Victoria Park. At the intersection of Victoria Park and Finch Avenue the van lost control, mounted the sidewalk and struck two pedestrians.

A 22-year-old man suffered a broken arm and multiple leg injuries and was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. A 19-year-old man was taken to North York General with minor injuries.

The SIU has designated 1 subject and 4 witness officers from the TPS. The Unit is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1925 or 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342