Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

February 15, 2010 21:08 ET

Update SIU Continues Investigation into Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Scarborough

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2010) - Six investigators and four forensic investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding a fatal motor vehicle collision that has left a 26-year-old woman dead.

The SIU was notfied that at approximately 12:10 a.m. on February 15, 2010, the Toronto Police Service (TPS) responded to a break and enter call at a Midland Avenue business in Scarborough. A short time later, police began following a vehicle south on Midland Avenue, and then westbound on Lawrence Avenue. Near the intersection of Lawrence Avenue and Pharmacy Avenue, the vehicle being followed collided with another vehicle. Five people from the civillian vehicle were taken to hospital, including 26-year-old Mahboba (Sarah) Attayee, who was pronounced dead. One person from the car being followed was also taken to hospital.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1988.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries (including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the police. Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU is mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been committed by an officer(s) in connection with the incident under investigation and, where warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal charge or charges to be laid against the officer(s). The Director reports the results of investigations to the Attorney General.

Contact Information

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