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News Release

SIU Investigates Motor Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision in Toronto

Case Number: 12-TVI-285

Mississauga (30 September, 2012) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a collision between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian in Toronto.

On September 30th 2012, the Toronto Police Service (TPS) contacted the SIU and reported the following;

•At approximately 10:39 a.m. on September 30th, 2012, TPS officers responded to the area of Eglinton Avenue W. and Dufferin Street to investigate a report of a man with a knife on a TTC bus.
•Police located a 24 year old man at the scene. There was an interaction between them and the man fled on foot.
•The man was pursued by the officers to the intersection of Eglinton Avenue W. and Northcliffe Blvd. where he was struck by a civilian motor vehicle and suffered a fractured right leg.
•The man was apprehended and taken to Sunnybrook Hospital.
The SIU has assigned five investigators, two forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist to probe the circumstances of this incident. 

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1957.

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. 

Lenard Shaw, Lenard.B.Shaw@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342