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News Release

SIU Investigating after Woman Injured in Collision in Toronto

Case Number: 17-TVI-029

Mississauga, ON (6 February, 2017) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained yesterday by a 57-year-old woman in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2017, officers with the Toronto Police Service attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Yewtree Boulevard and Driftwood Avenue. The vehicle fled from police.
  • On Driftwood Avenue, south of Finch Avenue West, the fleeing vehicle was involved in a collision with another vehicle in which the 57-year-old female was a passenger.
  • The woman was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for treatment of an upper body injury.
    
Three investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to investigate this incident. At this time, one subject officer and two witness officers have been designated.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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