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News Release

SIU Investigating After Construction Worker Fatally Struck in Scarborough

Case Number: 16-TVD-258

Mississauga, ON (12 October, 2016) ---
The Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was struck by a vehicle today in Scarborough.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 11:15 a.m., a Toronto Police Service officer attempted to stop a white BMW in the area of Midland Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East.
  • The driver refused to stop, and the officer followed the vehicle.
  • A short time later, the driver struck a 41-year-old man who was cutting concrete just west of the intersection of Midland and Eglinton Avenues. 
  • An ambulance attended the scene and the man was pronounced dead.

Seven investigators, two forensic investigators, and one 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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Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342