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Update: SIU Investigating Toronto Police Cruiser, Motorcycle Collision

Case Number: 21-TVD-289   

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SIU Investigating Toronto Police Cruiser, Motorcycle Collision

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Mississauga, ON (4 September, 2021) ---
The driver of a motorcycle involved in a collision with a Toronto Police Service cruiser has died. The Special Investigations Unit continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision yesterday afternoon.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 5:35 p.m. on September 3, 2021, an officer in a marked police vehicle and a man on a motorcycle collided at the intersection of College Street and University Avenue. 
  • The man was taken to hospital in serious condition and later died.
  • The post-mortem examination is scheduled for Sunday, September 5, 2021.

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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Kristy Denette, kristy.denette@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342