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Charges laid against Toronto Firefighter in personal injury collision,
Lawrence Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road



Broadcast time: 13:00
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Unit: Traffic Services
Phone: 416-808-1900
Case #: 2021-616446


The Toronto Police Service has laid Highway Traffic Act (HTA) charges against a Toronto firefighter following a collision.

On Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 2:06 p.m., police responded to a call for a collision at Lawrence Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road.

It is alleged that:

- a Toronto Fire Services emergency response vehicle was travelling north on Mount Pleasant Road, with lights and sirens activated en route to an emergency fire call

- the fire truck approached Lawrence Avenue East where traffic was stopped

- the truck did not come to a stop and turned right to go eastbound in the westbound lanes

- the truck collided with two poles at the intersection

- one firefighter was taken to hospital with minor injuries

- no members of the public were injured

Officers from Traffic Services have completed their investigation into this collision.

As a result, the Toronto firefighter driving the fire truck has been charged under the HTA with:

1. Careless Driving
2. Turn - Not in Safety

The first court appearance for this matter is June 3, 2021, at 1:30 p.m., at “C Court” in Old City Hall, 60 Queen Street West, Toronto.


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, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services