TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - The SIU has dispatched nine investigators,
including three forensic identification investigators and one traffic
collision reconstructionist, to the scene of a collision at University Avenue
and Queen Street in Toronto.
The Toronto Police Service reported to the SIU that at approximately 8:13
p.m., officers conducting traffic enforcement ordered a vehicle to stop. The
vehicle fled on Queen Street and at University Avenue it struck a bus shelter,
injuring several pedestrians in the area.
Three parties have been taken to hospital. At this time the identities of
the individuals and severity of their injuries has yet to be determined.
The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries
(including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the police.
Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU is
mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been committed by an
officer(s) in connection with the incident under investigation and, where
warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal charge or charges to be laid
against the officer(s). The Director reports the results of investigations to
the Attorney General.
For further information:
For further information: SIU Communications/Service des communications,
UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529