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Toronto man charged after alleged flight from police on QEW

02/15/2015 02:01 EST | Updated 04/17/2015 05:59 EDT
A Toronto man faces multiple charges following an alleged flight from police that triggered a collision on a highway and left an officer injured.

The Ontario Provincial Police say an officer attempted to stop a grey Saturn vehicle on the QEW in Oakville at 8:47 a.m. on Saturday.

But police say the vehicle did not stop.

A subsequent pursuit was called off, but officers from the OPP's Port Credit detachment spotted the Saturn a few minutes later and again attempted to stop it.

Again, police say the vehicle did not stop.

Police say the vehicle struck a civilian vehicle, which in turn struck a cruiser — an officer inside that vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Saturn driver lost control of the vehicle near Dixie Road. He got out of the car and fled.

Police caught up with the suspect at 9:40 a.m., nearly an hour after an officer had first attempted to stop the Saturn.

A 22-year-old man faces criminal charges that include criminal negligence causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, flight while being pursued by police, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000. He also faces several charges under the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused was due to appear in court for a bail hearing on Sunday.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

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