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News Release

SIU Investigating Vehicle Injury in Hamilton

Case Number: 13-OVI-224

Mississauga (9 September, 2013) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injury sustained by a 50-year-old man in Hamilton this weekend. 

Preliminary information indicates the following:
• Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013, an officer with the Hamilton Police Service attempted to stop a vehicle. When the driver of the Honda did not stop, the officer proceeded to follow it;
• The first officer lost sight of the vehicle, but soon after a second officer observed the vehicle and began following it;
• Shortly after, the Honda, which was traveling southbound on Hess Street, collided with a Kia traveling eastbound on Herkimer Street. The Kia struck a bus shelter on the southeast corner of the intersection. A man standing in the shelter was taken to hospital for treatment of a fractured leg.

The SIU has assigned three investigators, two forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist to probe the circumstances of this incident. At this time, two subject officers and one witness officer have been designated. 

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