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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Toronto Collision that Resulted in Serious Injuries to Three People

Case Number: 18-TVI-375

Mississauga, ON (21 October, 2019) ---
At about 9:30 p.m. on December 25, 2018, two Toronto Police Service officers were on patrol in their cruiser when they received a call for assistance from another officer. En route to that call, with the cruiser’s emergency lights and siren activated, the cruiser became involved in a collision with an Acura sedan in the intersection of Woodmount Avenue and Cosburn Avenue. The driver of the Acura -  a 51-year-old woman – and her two passengers – a 58-year-old man and an 80-year old man – were taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to the collision.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 

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