SIU Concludes Investigation of Injuries in Tosorontio near Nottawasaga
Case Number: 14-PVI-102
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- At approximately 9:30 p.m. that night, the subject officer was in an unmarked police vehicle conducting traffic and speed enforcement southbound on County Road 15 in Tosorontio Township.
- He clocked a pickup truck travelling northbound at 110 km/h in an 80 km/h speed zone.
- The officer made a U-turn to stop the vehicle. As the subject officer completed his U-turn, he was about 250 metres behind the pickup.
- Despite reaching speeds of 150 – 160 km/h, the officer was unable to make up the gap between the two vehicles as the pickup truck had also picked up speed.
- The pickup truck approached the crest of a hill on the roadway as it headed toward Side Road 15.
- Within seconds, the subject officer crested the same hill and saw the pickup truck drift into the southbound lane before it corrected back into the northbound lane.
- The vehicles were separated by about 100 – 125 metres at this time. It was at this point that the officer turned on his emergency lights.
- A few seconds later, the pickup truck again veered into the southbound lane, this time striking a southbound Honda CRV.
- At the time of the collision, the officer was approximately 75 metres behind the pickup.
- The male and female, who were occupants of the Honda CRV, suffered serious injuries and were treated at hospital.
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.
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