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News Release

SIU Investigating Collision between a Car and a Peel Regional Police Cruiser

Case Number: 16-OVI-130

Brampton, ON (22 May, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding an early morning collision between a Honda Civic and a Peel Regional Police cruiser. 

Preliminary information about the matter suggests the following:
  • Shortly before 6:00 a.m., a Peel Police officer was a driving a marked cruiser southbound on Main Street in Brampton.  
  • Just south of the intersection at Williams Parkway, there was a collision with a Honda Civic.
  • The two occupants of the Honda were transported to Brampton Civic Hospital with serious injuries.  They were both transferred to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  The driver is a 20-year-old male resident of Brampton.  The passenger is a 27-year-old man, also of Brampton.
  • The officer was transported to Brampton Civic Hospital with minor injuries. 
    
The SIU has designated one subject officer and five witness officers as part of this investigation.

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

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. 

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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