News Release

SIU Seeking Witnesses of Dirt Bike Riders Who Fled Toronto Police

Case Number: 23-TVI-106   

Mississauga, ON (14 April, 2023) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a 20-year-old man was seriously injured in a dirt bike crash while fleeing police the night of Monday, April 10, 2023.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9:20 p.m. on April 10, 2023, Toronto Police Service officers were called to the area of Victoria Park Avenue and Van Horne Avenue for reports of speeding motorcyclists.
  • Two motorcyclists fled, while a third rider was arrested at the initial scene. 
  • Police located the two motorcyclists and they attempted to flee again.
  • A short time later, one of the motorcyclists lost control and fell from the bike.
  • The man was arrested and taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.
Two investigators have been assigned to the case. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including dashcam or surveillance footage of the area of Victoria Park Avenue between Finch Avenue East and Van Horne Avenue, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at:

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information:

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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES