News Release

SIU Investigating Vehicle Collision in Brant County

Case Number: 14-PVD-232

Mississauga (11 October, 2014) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by an 18-year-old woman in Brant County last night.

Preliminary information indicates the following:

  • On Friday, October 10, 2014, officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Brant County detachment were conducting a RIDE program at Maple Avenue and Concession Road Eight, in Burford. 
  • At approximately 11:30 p.m, a Chevrolet pickup failed to stop for the RIDE program.
  • OPP officers attempted to stop the pickup. The pickup did not stop and entered the City of Brantford where it was involved in a collision with a Mercury Marquis. 
  • The driver of the Mercury suffered serious injuries and was taken to Hamilton General Hospital for treatment. She remains in critical condition.

 

The SIU has assigned seven investigators, two 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 SIU lead investigator at 416-622-2150 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 2150.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342