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News Release

SIU Investigating After Man Struck by Truck in Courtland

Case Number: 15-PVI-040

Mississauga, ON (6 March, 2016) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 23-year-old man this afternoon in Courtland. 

Preliminary information indicates the following:
  • On Friday, March 6, 2015, at approximately 2:30 p.m., an Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Norfolk County detachment was dispatched to Hwy 3 in Courtland to investigate a report of a vehicle off the roadway;
  • The officer located a pick-up truck in a woodlot about 50 feet off the highway and spoke with the male driver;
  • The officer returned to his cruiser;
  • Shortly after, the man from the pickup truck exited his vehicle, made his way to the road and was struck by a tractor trailer;
  • The man was taken to London Health Sciences Centre for treatment of serious injuries.

The SIU has assigned four investigators, three forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist to probe the circumstances of this incident. 

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-2038 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 2038.

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