Toronto Police Service

01/17/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/17/2020 09:08

Charges Laid Against Toronto Firefighter In Personal Injury Collision, Oakwood Avenue At Rosemount Avenue

Broadcast time: 09:30
Friday, January 17, 2020

13 Division

Case #: 2019-2422991

On Monday, December 16, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police responded to a call for a collision at Oakwood Avenue and Rosemount Avenue.

See excerpt from previous news release:


It is reported that:

- a Toronto Fire Services emergency response vehicle was travelling north on Oakwood Avenue, with the lights and sirens activated, to an emergency fire call

- the fire truck approached Rosemount Avenue, which is controlled by a pedestrian crossover

- as the fire truck approached, an 11-year-old girl was crossing west across Oakwood Avenue, in the crosswalk

- the front of the fire truck struck the girl

- First Aid was immediately provided by Toronto Fire Services

The girl was transported to hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. She is still recovering in hospital.


With the cooperation of the Toronto Fire Services, and in consultation with Provincial Prosecutors, members of Traffic Services have completed the investigation into this collision.

As a result, the Toronto Firefighter operating the fire truck has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act with:

1. Careless Driving Causing Bodily Harm
2. Pass Stopped Vehicle at Crossover

The next court date is Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., at Old City Hall.

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