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News Release

Pedestrian Struck by York Regional Police Cruiser During Morning Rush Hour - SIU Appeals for Witnesses

Case Number: 08-OVI-257

TORONTO (4 December, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a woman was seriously injured after being struck by a York Regional Police vehicle this morning.

At approximately 7 a.m., the 68-year-old woman was crossing at the intersection of Bathurst Street and Worth Blvd. south of Highway 407 when she was hit by the marked cruiser that was turning left onto northbound Bathurst Street.

The woman is in York Central Hospital where she is being treated for serious but non-life threatening hip injuries. The female officer was on routine patrol at the time of the incident.

The SIU is appealing for anyone, who either witnessed this incident or who may have any information about it, to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748, extension 2150 or 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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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342