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News Release

SIU Investigating Collision involving 75-year-old Man

Case Number: 16-OVI-100

Ajax, ON (19 April, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding a collision between a car and an unmarked police vehicle that resulted in life-threatening injuries to a 75-year-old man.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Just before 4:00 p.m. today, a grey Honda Accord was travelling westbound on Kingston Road west of Lakeridge Road.
  • At the same time, an unmarked Durham Regional Police pickup truck was travelling eastbound on the same road.
  • The vehicles collided.
  • The 75-year-old driver of the Honda Accord suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
  • Two officers who were in the pickup truck suffered minor injuries.  They were taken to Lakeridge Health Centre, treated, and released.      
 
The SIU has designated one subject officer and one witness officer.

Four investigators, two forensic investigators, and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to this incident.

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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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