News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Highway Collision That Resulted in Serious Injury to Teenager

Case Number: 24-PVI-060   

Mississauga, ON (9 June, 2024) ---
On February 10, 2024, a 17-year-old male was suffered a broken left wrist as a result of a motor vehicle collision on the westbound lanes of Highway 401 in Toronto. As he had been attempting to escape apprehension by OPP officers prior to the collision, the SIU initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the teenager’s injury.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):

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