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SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Burlington Collision

Case Number: 20-OVI-137

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Mississauga, ON (14 June, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained yesterday by a 29-year-old man in Burlington.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 12:30 a.m. on June 13, 2020, a Halton Regional Police Service officer observed a vehicle of interest in the area of Brant Street and Havendale Boulevard. 
  • The officer followed the vehicle along Havendale Boulevard and attempted to stop it.
  • The vehicle driver did not stop. At the end of Havendale Boulevard, the vehicle left the roadway, entered a wooded area and struck a tree. 
  • One of the vehicle's three occupants, a 29-year-old man, sustained a serious injury and was transported to hospital for treatment.

One investigator, one forensic investigator and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to the case. At this time, one subject officer and four witness officers have been designated.

The SIU is appealing for information from anyone living in the area or anyone who was traveling on Havendale Boulevard at about 12:30 a.m. on June 13, 2020. The lead investigator can be reached at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342