SIU to probe taxi collision that injured 29-year-old man

Ontario's police watchdog is investigating an incident in which a 29-year-old man was struck by a cab in downtown Toronto while fleeing police on Sunday morning.

Collision occurred Sunday morning, on Adelaide Street West, near John Street

A cab struck a pedestrian in downtown Toronto in the early hours of Sunday morning. The incident is now being investigated by the Special Investigations Unit. The man was allegedly running from police at the time he was struck. (Michael Charles Cole/CBC)

Ontario's police watchdog is investigating an incident in which a 29-year-old man was struck by a cab in downtown Toronto while fleeing police on Sunday morning.

Toronto police say the man was struck at about 3:40 a.m., when he stepped in front of a cab on Adelaide Street West, near John Street.

The man suffered non-life threatening injuries in the collision.

Police say the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) will be looking into the incident.

The SIU investigates all incidents involving police in which a person is killed, seriously injured, or when allegations of sexual assault are raised.