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News Release

SIU Investigates Collision in Ottawa

Case Number: 05-OVI-020

Mississauga (18 February, 2005) --- Five investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances of a collision that occurred earlier today involving the Ottawa Police Service (OPS).

The SIU was notified that at approximately 12:11 p.m., an OPS officer in a cruiser was responding to a priority call. Near the intersection of Woodroffe Avenue and Richmond Road, the police cruiser struck a van. The van lost control and struck a female pedestrian who was in a motorized wheelchair. The woman was taken to Ottawa Civic Hospital and is being treated for a fractured pelvis and leg.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1925 or 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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