Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

April 20, 2005 10:32 ET

SIU Investigates Toronto Collision

Attention: News Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - April 20, 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 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
IN: JUSTICE

Contact Information

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