News Release

SIU Investigating Crash in Toronto

Case Number: 09-TVI-108

Mississauga (10 June, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has sent five investigators and two forensic investigators to Toronto to probe the circumstances of a motor vehicle collision involving a Toronto Police Service (TPS) police car today.

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) contacted the SIU at 10:50 a.m. May 16, 2009 to report that at 9:00 a.m. a TPS police car collided with a citizen's motor vehicle in the area of Dawes Road and Gower Street. The police officer, who was alone in car, was taken to the Trauma Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital. The female driver of the other vehicle, who was alone, was taken to Toronto East General Hospital. She 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