Cruiser and motorbikeRunnersCruiser accident
thick blue gradient line

News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Etobicoke Motorcycle Collision

Case Number: 13-TVI-210

Mississauga (22 August, 2013) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to a collision yesterday afternoon in Etobicoke that resulted in serious injuries to a 24-year-old man.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
• At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, a Toronto Police Service officer was driving a marked police motorcycle northbound on Kipling Avenue;
• The officer pulled alongside a civilian motorcycle to speak with its driver. However, the driver fled;
• As the 24-year-old driver approached the intersection of Evans Avenue, his motorcycle struck a curb and he was ejected into the intersection;
• The man was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital for treatment of a broken arm and punctured lung.

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 a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.

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