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News Release

Update to SIU Investigation into Toronto Crash

Case Number: 09-TVI-108

Mississauga (10 June, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has assigned five investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of a motor vehicle collision involving a Toronto Police Service (TPS) police car that occurred May 16, 2009 morning in east Toronto.

The SIU investigation has determined that at 9:29 a.m. a TPS police car being driven by a 24 year old male officer was responding to an armed robbery call at a bank. The police car had its lights and siren activated. The officer was alone in the car. In the area of Dawes Road and Gower Street the police vehicle collided with a car that was being operated by a 76 year old male.

The police officer was taken to the Trauma Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital. The driver of the other vehicle, who was the lone occupant, was taken to Toronto East General Hospital. He was later transported to the Trauma Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital.

SIU investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the SIU at 416-622-0748.

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. 

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