News Release

SIU Investigating Multi-Vehicle Collision in Toronto

Case Number: 21-TVD-002   

Mississauga, ON (1 January, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a multi-vehicle collision that occurred today in Toronto, resulting in serious injuries to two people.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly before 11:30 a.m. on January 1, 2021, a Toronto Police Service officer was conducting radar in the area of Wilson Avenue and Keele Street when the officer observed a Mercedes-Benz SUV traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Keele Street.
  • The officer proceeded to follow the vehicle in an attempt to stop it.
  • In the intersection of Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West, the Mercedes-Benz became involved in a collision with a Honda that had been traveling west on Sheppard Avenue West, and with a Hyundai that had been making a left turn from northbound Keele Street onto Sheppard Avenue West.
  • A 23-year-old man from the Mercedes-Benz, as well as a woman from the Honda, were taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Four individuals from the Hyundai were also taken to hospital, but no serious injuries were sustained.

Three investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to the case. At this time, one subject officer and one witness officer have been designated. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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