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News Release

SIU Investigating After Police Motorcycle and Civilian Motorcycle Collide in Hamilton

Case Number: 16-OVI-240

Mississauga (19 September, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained today by a 35-year-old man in Hamilton when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a police motorcycle.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016, a Hamilton Police Service officer operating a motorcycle was attempting to stop a man also operating a motorcycle.
  • The motorcycles collided near South Bend Road West and Upper James Street.
  • The civilian fled the scene on foot. He was later found by another officer and arrested in the area of West 1st Street and McElroy Road West.
  • The man was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment of an arm injury.
Four investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to investigate this incident. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1957.

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. 

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