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News Release

SIU Investigates Toronto Collision

Case Number: 05-TVI-053

TORONTO (20 April, 2005) --- Seven investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing a collision that occurred at approximately 11:15 p.m. on April 19, 2005, on Bathurst Street.

The SIU was notified that Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers were responding to a break and enter call when they saw what they believed to be the suspect car traveling on Carmichael Avenue. The police proceeded to follow the car as it traveled onto Bathurst Street. Near the area of Bathurst and Haddington Avenue, the car struck a Honda Civic.

The 22-year-old driver of the Civic was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with serious injuries and is in critical condition.

The SIU is investigating the extent of police involvement in the events surrounding the collision. Investigators have designated one subject and one witness officer from the TPS and are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-2038 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. 

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