Injured Toronto officer's family 'in shock'

Mike McCormack, President of the Toronto Police Association told media Const. John Zivcic’s family...

Mike McCormack, President of the Toronto Police Association told media Const. John Zivcic’s family is “in a state of shock.” (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

Maryam Shah, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:05 AM ET

TORONTO - Family members of a Toronto Police officer who was critically injured in an on-duty collision are in a state of shock, according to Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack.

Const. John Zivcic, 34, was in his unmarked police cruiser when it was involved in a two-car collision Saturday afternoon at Bloor St. and Neilson Dr. The other driver, a woman, was treated for minor injuries.

“There’s been no change in John’s status; it’s still life-threatening,” McCormack said Sunday outside St. Michael’s Hospital. “We’re gravely concerned about what’s happening here.”

The association is “just trying to assist the family,” he added.

“They’re in shock,” McCormack said. “This is their brother, their child. They never saw this coming in any way and they’re in shock, just like our members are.”

Zivcic was rushed to hospital, where he underwent emergency surgeries, before medical personnel transferred him to the intensive care unit.

Details of the collision were not available Sunday. Traffic Services said it is still under investigation.


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