Jan 18, 2013
By Jane Brown
The intersection of Bathurst and Front was closed for several hours because of an overnight accident involving a paid duty Toronto Police officer who was out of his cruiser at the time on a paid duty assignment. The 43 year old officer is in serious condition in hospital after he was hit by a vehicle travelling southbound. Toronto Police Constable Clint Stibbe was on the scene of the accident. He told CP24, “He had exited his police motor vehicle, but he was struck by a southbound Toyota motor vehicle operated by a 38 year old man. He did suffer serious injuries. He was thrown into the vehicle, so he had basically gone through the windshield into the motor vehicle. He was transported to a local trauma centre for treatment. He is suffering from serious injuries, but non-life threatening.”
No word yet on whether the driver of the Toyota is facing charges. The intersection of Bathurst and Front has since reopened to traffic.
A reconstruction team is on the scene of Front and Bathurst to determine if charges will be laid. The Toronto police officer who was hit is expected to survive his injuries.