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News Release

SIU Investigating Two-Vehicle Collision in Whitby

Case Number: 15-OVI-295

Mississauga (6 December, 2015) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a two-vehicle crash early this morning in Whitby.

Preliminary information suggests the following:

  • Around 2:00 a.m., a Durham Regional Police officer was working as part of the RIDE team on Consumers Drive near Hopkins Street.
  • The officer noticed a suspicious vehicle.
  • The officer activated his emergency lights, at which point the suspicious vehicle sped away east along Consumers Drive.
  • Moments later, the vehicle was involved in a T-bone crash with another vehicle in the intersection of Consumers Drive and Thickson Road.
  • The driver of the suspicious vehicle fled the scene.
  • The 25-year-old female driver of the other vehicle was taken to hospital with serious injuries.         

The SIU has assigned five investigators, two forensic investigators, and one traffic reconstructionist as part of the investigation.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 Ext. 1925. 

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. 

Jason Gennaro, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897