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News Release

SIU Called to Investigate Collision in Mississauga

Case Number: 16-OVI-026

Mississauga (31 January, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate a collision near the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Road East and Central Parkway East in Mississauga last night.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after 10:00 p.m., Peel Regional Police were attempting a traffic stop near the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Road East and Central Parkway East.
  • The car that was the subject of the stop swerved into the opposing lanes of traffic.
  • The car struck two other vehicles travelling in the opposite direction.
  • A 70-year-old woman and 69-year-old man in one of the vehicles that was struck suffered serious injuries.
The SIU has assigned two investigators and two forensic investigators 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. 

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