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Toronto police officer sustains life-threatening injuries in car crash

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A Toronto police officer is suffering life-threatening injuries after a crash in the city's west end.

The officer was rushed to hospital late Saturday afternoon after the two-vehicle crash that took place around Bloor Street and Highway 427.

Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly says the officer has undergone a series of operations but won't elaborate on the nature of the injuries.

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But he says the injured man is getting the best of care.

The head of the Toronto Police Association, Mike McCormack, says the officer, Const. John Zivcic, is a seven-year veteran of the force.

He says Zivcic is a "well-respected, hard-working police officer."

Police officers from around the province have posted messages of sympathy on social media.

Sloly says the driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.

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