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News Release

SIU Investigates Fatal Collision in Toronto

Case Number: 05-TVD-159

TORONTO (2 October, 2005) --- Two investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are investigating whether a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer was involved with a motorcycle that was in a collision with a car at the intersection of Talbot Road and Finch Avenue West. The collision happened earlier this morning around 1:30 a.m. and the SIU was notified at 5:15 a.m. when an independent witness said a TPS cruiser may have been in the area at the time of the collision.

The motorcycle was traveling westbound on Finch Avenue when it became involved in a collision with the car. As a result, two male riders on the motorcycle and the 19-year-old male driver of the car all suffered fatal injuries. Their identities are not being released at this time.

The SIU is probing whether a TPS officer was in any way involved with the motorcycle prior to the collision.

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