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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Brampton Collision

Case Number: 13-OVI-121

Mississauga (15 May, 2013) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to a collision yesterday in Brampton between a Peel Regional Police (PRP) cruiser and a civilian vehicle. The collision resulted in serious injuries to a 50-year-old Brampton man.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
• Around noon on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, a PRP officer driving a marked cruiser was involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle at McLaughlin Road and Sandalwood Parkway West;
• The 50-year-old driver of the civilian vehicle was airlifted to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He sustained upper body injuries, including rib fractures. His 41-year-old passenger was taken to Brampton Civic Hospital, but released as he did not sustain serious injuries.

The SIU has assigned five investigators, two forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist to probe the circumstances of this incident.

At this time, one subject officer with PRP and four witness officers have been designated.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1965 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1965.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.

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