The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a collision in East York involving a Toronto police vehicle and a car on Christmas night left three people with serious injuries.
According to a press release issued by the SIU, Toronto police officers were responding to a call for assistance at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 25. The police car was westbound on Cosburn Avenue when it collided with a civilian sedan travelling southbound on Woodmount Avenue.
Three people in the civilian car suffered serious but not life threatening injuries, the SIU said. They were all taken to St. Michael’s Hospital for treatment.
The SIU is an arms-length provincial agency that investigates incidents involving police in which there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.
The SIU has assigned five investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist to investigate the East York collision.
At this time, one Toronto police officer has been designated as a subject officer by the SIU investigators.
Anyone with information on the collision at Cosburn and Woodmount on Christmas night is asked to call the SIU at 1-800-787-8529. Anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident is also being asked to upload that video through the SIU website at www.siu.on.ca