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News Release

SIU Called after Vehicle Collision in Downtown Toronto; Investigators Appealing for Witnesses

Case Number: 16-TVI-300

Mississauga, ON (2 December, 2016) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is seeking witnesses to a vehicle collision that occurred near the Entertainment District in downtown Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Around 2:50 a.m. on December 2, Toronto Police officers in the area of Bathurst Street and King Street West became aware of a vehicle. 
  • The police officers attempted to stop that vehicle.
  • A short time later, near the intersection of Portland Street and Richmond Street West, the vehicle struck a number of other vehicles and flipped onto its roof.
  • Two men inside the vehicle were taken to St. Michael’s Hospital, one with serious internal injuries.  
Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.

The SIU has designated one subject officer and one witness officer as part of the investigation.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation 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