News: Ontario police watchdog investigating collision involving scooter, unmarked cruiser

TORONTO, ON Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after a person was injured in a collision between a motorized scooter and an unmarked police vehicle early Thursday in Toronto’s West Queen West neighborhood, according to CTV News.

The incident occurred around 1:45 a.m. on Niagara Street south of Queen Street West, Toronto police said. One adult was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Toronto Paramedic Services.

Authorities said the person operating the scooter is being investigated for possible impaired driving. The officers inside the unmarked cruiser were not hurt.

The Special Investigations Unit, which probes all incidents involving police in which someone is killed or seriously injured, has been called in to look into the collision.

No other details were immediately available. The SIU, which is analyzing evidence from the scene, has not released the name of the injured scooter rider or the officers involved.

The police watchdog is asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact investigators. Its findings will be released in the coming weeks.

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