Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

January 13, 2005 09:39 ET

SIU Investigates Toronto Collision

Attention: News Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 13, 2005) - Eight investigators with the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances of a single motor vehicle collision that occurred on January 12, 2005, at approximately 11:05 p.m.

The SIU was notified that a Toronto Police Service (TPS) cruiser was pursuing a van being driven erratically southbound on Victoria Park. At the intersection of Victoria Park and Finch Avenue the van lost control, mounted the sidewalk and struck two pedestrians.

A 22-year-old man suffered a broken arm and multiple leg injuries and was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. A 19-year-old man was taken to North York General with minor injuries.

The SIU has designated 1 subject and 4 witness officers from the TPS. The Unit is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1925 or 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates circumstances involving police and civilians which have resulted in serious injury, sexual assault or death. Under Part VII, Section 113, of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU has the sole authority to decide whether or not charges are warranted based on the findings of a complete investigation. The Director's decision is reported to the Attorney General.

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Rose Bliss
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de telephone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529
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Contact Information

  • Rose Bliss, Communications Manager, Special Investigations Unit
    Primary Phone: 416-622-2342