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News Release

SIU Investigating Collision involving Toronto Police Vehicle and Cyclist

Case Number: 16-TVI-197

Mississauga, ON (26 July, 2016) ---
A collision involving a cyclist and a Toronto Police Service vehicle overnight in Scarborough is now the focus of an investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit. 

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Just before midnight on July 25, a 39-year-old man was riding a bicycle westbound on Merrian Road.
  • Around the same time, a Toronto Police vehicle was travelling north on Kennedy Road.
  • The bicycle and the police vehicle collided in the intersection of Kennedy and Merrian.
  • The 39-year-old man was transported to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with several fractures.
The SIU has designated one subject officer and two witness officers in this investigation.

Three investigators, one forensic investigator, and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to investigate 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