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SIU Investigating North York Collision Involving OPP

Case Number: 22-PVI-227   

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Mississauga, ON (3 September, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision this morning that resulted in serious injuries to a 17-year-old male in North York.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4:30 a.m. on September 3, 2022, a York Regional Police (YRP) helicopter operator observed a Honda Accord traveling westbound on Highway 401 at a high rate of speed. The Accord got off at Meadowvale Road and stopped at a Circle K convenience store located at Dean Park Road and Meadowvale Road.  
  • When a YRP cruiser attended the location, the vehicle, occupied by four individuals, fled back onto Highway 401.
  • Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attempted to stop the vehicle, but this was to no avail.
  • The Accord exited onto Avenue Road, and the OPP followed. In the area of Tresillian Road and Bombay Avenue, the Accord became involved in a collision with an OPP cruiser. One of the vehicle occupants – a 17-year-old male – fled on foot. He was located a short time later in medical distress and transported to hospital. The other three occupants were arrested. They did not sustain any serious injury.

Two investigators, three forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to the case. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php

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.media@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES