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News Release

SIU Investigating Three Car Collision that Occurred Following a TAVIS Traffic Stop

Case Number: 16-TVI-147

Mississauga, ON (9 June, 2016) ---
An early evening traffic stop in Toronto that ended in a three-car collision is now the subject of an investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on June 8, several Toronto Police officers assigned to TAVIS attempted to stop a vehicle.
  • The vehicle fled the scene of the stop. 
  • Not long after that, there was a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Albion Road and Elmhurst Drive.
  • The 32-year-old driver who fled from police was arrested.  He did not suffer serious injuries.
  • A 42-year-old woman in one of the vehicles involved in the collision suffered a serious leg injury.  She was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.          
Five investigators, two forensic investigators, and a collision reconstructionist have been assigned to this incident.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 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. 

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