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Man, 22, seriously injured after allegedly carjacking taxi: SIU

A damaged Beck taxi is seen on a residential street in North York after an alleged carjacking in Toronto on Dec. 13, 2018. HANDOUT

The province’s police watchdog is investigating after a 22-year-old man was seriously injured after allegedly carjacking a taxi in Toronto.

Police said around 3 a.m. Thursday, a Beck taxi driver was robbed at gunpoint near College Street and Spadina Avenue.

Soon after, officers spotted the stolen taxi near Allen Road and Sheppard Avenue West and tried to stop it.

According to police and the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), there was an interaction between the man and the officers.

Witnesses said a police vehicle collided with the taxi.

Police arrested the man and he was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Officers said they’re not able to comment further because of the SIU investigation.