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No Charges to Issue in Relation to North York Collision that Resulted in Injuries to Vehicle Occupant and to Pedestrian

Case Number: 20-TVI-206   

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Mississauga, ON (8 March, 2021) ---
On August 20, 2020, Toronto Police Service officers were conducting speed enforcement when a Porsche Cayenne was measured traveling at a high rate of speed. An officer signaled the driver to pull over, but instead the driver accelerated past the officer. A pursuit was commenced. In the intersection of Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue, the Porsche collided with a cube truck, resulting in the cube truck hitting another vehicle. A 21-year-old man from this vehicle was taken to hospital for treatment of a serious injury. After hitting the cube truck, the Porsche climbed a sidewalk and struck a bench in the area of a bus stop shelter. A 23-year-old woman waiting for the bus was struck. She suffered serious injuries as a result. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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