Police Chase & Fatal Car Crash

Sept.18, 2007 - In Front of My House!!

Man Dies After Police Chase On Victoria Park
Tuesday September 18, 2007
CityNews.ca Staff
A terrible crash has left one man dead, another in hospital and nine Special Investigations Unit officers scouring a closed road for answers following an early morning police chase in the city.

Cops were pursuing what they believe was a stolen vehicle heading southbound on Victoria Park just after midnight Tuesday. That's when a black Acura lost control and crossed the centre line colliding with a gold Nissan Maxima which was traveling northbound. The impact was so severe it sent the Acura through a wooden fence of a nearby home at the corner of Victoria Park and Howard, near St. Clair.

The driver was removed from the car and taken to hospital with vital signs absent and was later pronounced dead. The driver of the Nissan was trapped in the wreckage before being rushed to Toronto East General Hospital. He's expected to be O.K. The Acura wound up on its side on the grass eventually bursting into flames, but luckily fire crews were quick to extinguish the blaze. Meanwhile, the Nissan sits as a tangled mess on the street, mute testimony to the devastating force of the impact.

Because of the police involvement, the SIU has been called in to probe the incident. Their presence means cops can no longer talk about what happened, and the road will remain closed through the morning rush and beyond as experts reconstruct the scene.