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News Release

SIU Investigating Collision in Toronto

Case Number: 18-TVI-375

Mississauga, ON (26 December, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained by several individuals who were involved in a collision last night in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9:30p.m. on December 25, 2018, Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers were responding to a call for assistance. 
  • A TPS vehicle travelling westbound on Cosburn Avenue collided with a civilian vehicle travelling southbound on Woodmount Avenue.
  • Three occupants from the civilian vehicle sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and were taken to St. Michael’s Hospital for treatment.  

The SIU has assigned five investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist to investigate this incident. At this time, one officer has been designated as a subject officer. 

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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Jasbir Dhillon, jasbir.dhillon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342