Canada Post truck crash into police cruiser left officer in life-threatening condition, Brampton driver charged
Published August 17, 2023 at 9:50 am
Police have charged a mail truck driver from Brampton after a crash with a police cruiser in Toronto earlier this summer that left a York Regional Police officer with life-threatening injuries.
The collision happened on June 14 around 2:40 a.m. in the area of Steeles Ave. East and Hwy 404 according to the Toronto Police Service.
Police say an off-duty officer with York Regional Police was in a police vehicle headed westbound on Steeles Ave. when they were rear-ended by a Canada Post truck. The police cruiser suffered “severe damages” in the crash and the officer was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition.
The officer’s condition was later upgraded to stable, police said, and the driver of the mail truck remained on the scene.
More than two months after the crash, Toronto police have charged a 45-year-old from Brampton with one count of careless driving causing bodily harm. The man’s identity has not been disclosed.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Toronto Police Service at 416-808-1900 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.222tips.com.