Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

April 07, 2005 11:04 ET

Youth Succumbs to Injuries

Attention: News Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - April 7, 2005) - On April 6, 2005, at approximately 9:00 p.m., a 16-year-old youth who was critically injured in a single motor vehicle collision succumbed to his injuries.

Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers had initiated a pursuit of a car after it failed to stop for a traffic violation. The deceased and another young man were traveling eastbound on Finch Avenue when the car they were in struck a tree on the front lawn of a home near the area of Finch Avenue and Yonge Street. A 15-year-old youth died at the scene and the 16-year-old youth was taken to hospital where he later died.

SIU investigators are probing the extent of police involvement in the events surrounding the collision. The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1957 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