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Personal injury collision #13/2017,
Danforth Road at Eglinton Avenue East,
Man, 22, facing five charges



Broadcast time: 15:32
Monday, February 27, 2017

43 Division
416-808-1900

Case #: 2017-35524


On Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 3:05 a.m., police responded to a call for a personal injury collision at Danforth Road at Eglinton Avenue East.

It is alleged that:

- a man, 22, was driving a 2003 Honda Odyssey, eastbound on Eglinton Avenue East, approaching Danforth Road

- a man, 49, was driving a 2003 Saturn Ion, eastbound on Eglinton Avenue East, approaching Danforth Road

- the Honda struck the Saturn

- both vehicles then left the roadway, striking a pole on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East

- after the collision, the driver of the Honda attempted to leave the scene

The 49-year-old man received life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.

The driver of the Honda has been identified as Ismael Espinoza-Ortega, 22, of Oshawa. He has been charged with:

1) Criminal negligence cause bodily harm
2) Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle cause bodily harm
3) Impaired operation of a motor vehicle cause bodily harm
4) Fail to stop cause bodily harm
5) Refuse breath sample cause bodily harm

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


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Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services