Investigation Underway in Etobicoke After Woman Injured and Officer Hurt in ‘Dynamic Event’

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Police are on the scene of a collision on Highway 27 in Etobicoke.

Toronto Police are investigating a series of incidents in Etobicoke on Wednesday, including a report of a woman being pushed out of a moving vehicle, and a subsequent police operation that resulted in an officer being seriously injured.

Unfolding of Events

The chain of events began around 5:30 p.m. near Humber College Boulevard and Highway 27, following multiple calls about fail-to-remain collisions. Toronto Police spokesperson Constable Laura Brabant conveyed the gravity of the situation, stating, “The reports were very concerning to us because the people who called it into us were alleging that it looked like a woman in the vehicle, (who was) a passenger in the vehicle, was either pushed or fell from a moving vehicle.”

Woman Injured in Incident

Upon arrival, officers found the woman with serious injuries. She was transported to the hospital and is currently in a non-life-threatening condition. Constable Brabant highlighted the ongoing investigation, saying, “We are still investigating the circumstances surrounding how this woman fell from the vehicle whether she was pushed or she fell, or she jumped on her own.”

A hit-and-run early Tuesday morning in Etobicoke has left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries; the driver initially fled but has returned, say police.

Arrest of the Suspected Driver

The driver, operating a two-door sedan, fled the scene but was later located by police at a gas station near Albion Road and Highway 27. During the arrest, the driver attempted to escape, colliding with at least four police cruisers. An officer sustained a serious hand injury in the process and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Potential Charges and Ongoing Investigation

Brabant mentioned that the driver could face multiple dangerous driving charges. The nature of the relationship between the driver and the injured woman remains unconfirmed at this time.

Additionally, Brabant noted that no one was found at the initial collision scene, but the sedan involved had collided with another vehicle.

Appeal for Witnesses and Information

Toronto Police are urging anyone who witnessed any of the incidents or has dashcam footage to come forward. They are appealing to the public to contact them or Crime Stoppers anonymously to assist in the investigation.