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News Release

SIU called for Collision in Hanover involving Three Vehicles, including an ATV; Investigators Seeking Witnesses

Case Number: 17-OVI-062

Mississauga, ON (2 April, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to a collision involving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and two other vehicles in Hanover Saturday night.  One person was seriously injured in the crash.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Just before 9:30 p.m. on April 1, 2017, Hanover Police received a call from a man about an ATV that was operating without lights in front of his property.  This was in the area of 12th Street and 10th Avenue.
  • A short time later, an ATV collided with another vehicle at the intersection of 6th Avenue and 10th Street.
  • The vehicle that was struck by the ATV then struck a parked vehicle.
  • The 26-year-old driver of the ATV was rushed to hospital.  He underwent surgery and is currently listed in critical condition. 
  • A driver and passenger in the vehicle that was struck were not injured.
    
The SIU has designated one subject officer and three witness officers as part of this investigation.  

Six investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.

The SIU is appealing to anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 x. 2038. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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