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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, 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.

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