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SIU Closes Investigation into Brampton Vehicle Injuries

Case Number: 14-OVI-288

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Mississauga (14 January, 2015) --- Based on the Special Investigations Unit’s (SIU) review into a multi-vehicle collision in Brampton last month, SIU Director Tony Loparco has terminated the investigation. The incident, involving a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer, occurred on Monday, December 22, 2014.
Six investigators and one forensic investigator from the SIU were assigned to probe the case. The SIU review determined that shortly after midnight, PRP received a 911 call regarding a motorist operating a Ford cube van erratically on both Highway 410 and secondary roadways. A PRP officer saw the van, which was reported stolen, stopped at the intersection of Williams Parkway and Centre Street and activated his emergency lights. The driver of the van sped off eastbound on Williams Parkway, and shortly after made an abrupt U-turn. When the driver disobeyed a red light at the intersection of Williams Parkway and Centre Street, the officer stopped following the vehicle. Approximately two kilometres away, at the intersection of Williams Parkway and Hurontario Street, the driver of the van collided with a red Hyundai traveling southbound on Hurontario Street. The impact caused the red Hyundai to collide with a grey Hyundai traveling northbound. Two passengers each from the two Hyundais were taken to the Brampton Civic Hospital (BCH) for treatment. Three of the four passengers were treated for minor injuries and released. The fourth passenger was transferred to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as a precautionary measure after complaining of a sore neck.

Medical reports revealed that there was no evidence of serious injury. Accordingly, the SIU investigation has been terminated.

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

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