SIU Concludes Toronto Vehicle Injuries Investigation
Case Number: 14-TVI-084
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- At approximately 11:30 p.m., the subject officer- the driver of a marked TPS cruiser - and his partner, saw a Honda Civic operating without front lights in the area of King Street and Bathurst Street in downtown Toronto.
- The officers suspected that the driver of the Civic was impaired and began to follow the Civic.
- They continued to follow the vehicle as it turned right onto Adelaide Street from Bathurst Street, then north on Spadina Street and right onto Queen Street.
- In the area of Queen Street and McCaul Street, the officers checked the Civic’s licence plate number and confirmed that the car had been reported stolen.
- The subject officer activated his emergency lights and pulled alongside the Civic in an attempt to stop it.
- The man, who was the driver of the Civic, did not stop and instead accelerated northbound on McCaul Street, reaching speeds of 130-140 km/h as he approached Dundas Street.
- The subject officer reported speeds of 80 km/h as he travelled north on McCaul Street in pursuit of the Civic.
- The man ran a red light at the Dundas Street intersection and at that point the officers decided to discontinue the pursuit.
- Shortly thereafter, the driver lost control of the Civic, sideswiped a parked vehicle and toppled into a parking lot on the east side of McCaul Street, just north of Baldwin Street. The Civic came to rest on its passenger side.
- The man climbed out of the car and ran northwest across the road to an area between houses on the west side of McCaul Street.
- At the time of the collision, the officers were approximately 200 metres away.
- They arrived at the scene and located the man between the houses.
- During the process of arrest, there was a brief altercation between the man and the officers as they attempted to handcuff and take him into custody.
- An ambulance was called when it appeared the man had suffered an injury and he was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital for treatment. He was diagnosed with fractured ribs and a collapsed lung.
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.
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