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News Release

SIU Investigates Motor Vehicle Collision in Toronto

Case Number: 09-TVI-050

TORONTO (5 March, 2009) --- Five Investigators, three Forensic Investigators and a Collision Reconstructionist from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances surrounding a police pursuit and motor vehicle collision in Toronto.

On Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at approximately 9:40 PM police were investigating a vehicle on Danforth Avenue. Police pursued the vehicle, which became involved in a collision on Main Street north of Danforth Avenue. Three of the four occupants of the vehicle were treated at St. Michael's Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 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. 

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