SIU says police tried to stop car that collided with taxi in Scarborough

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SIU says police tried to stop car that collided with taxi in Scarborough

The Special Investigations Unit says a Toronto police officer tried to stop a car that later collided with a taxi in Scarborough early Thursday.

Two people, including the driver of the car, were injured in the crash at Scarborough Golf Club Road and Lawrence Avenue East shortly after midnight.

The SIU, which is investigating the crash, said in a news release Thursday that an officer tried to a stop the car that was travelling eastbound on Kingston Road.

The driver, 19, did not stop and continued to turn north on Scarborough Golf Club Road. When it reached the intersection with Lawrence Avenue East, the car collided with the cab. 

The car's driver was taken to hospital with a leg injury. The taxi driver was also taken to hospital. 

Six investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.

The intersection where the crash occurred was closed for hours to allow the SIU to investigate but it has since been reopened.

Toronto paramedics said one person suffered minor injuries, while the other suffered more serious injuries, but both are considered non-life threatening.

The SIU is an arm's-length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

A Canadian Diabetes Association clothing donation bin was hit when the two vehicles collided.

The SIU is appealing to anyone who may have information about the crash to contact them at 1-800-787-8529.

It also urges anyone who may have any video evidence to upload it through their website.