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 independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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