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News Release

SIU Investigates Injuries in Oshawa

Case Number: 13-OVI-131

Mississauga (9 June, 2013) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained this morning in Oshawa by three individuals - a 39-year-old male, 27-year-old male and a 32-year-old female.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
At approximately 2:50 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013, officers with the Durham Regional Police Service attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of King Street West and Park Road;
The vehicle did not stop, and fled the area. Police followed;
A short time later, the civilian vehicle struck three pedestrians at King Street West and Stevenson Road. All three sustained injuries and were taken to Lakeridge Health for treatment. The female sustained a broken hand and internal injuries.  The 39-year-old male was airlifted to St. Michael’s Hospital in critical condition – he sustained an arm fracture and internal injuries. The 27-year-old male sustained soft tissue injuries and head injuries 

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

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-641-1872 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1872.

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. 

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