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News Release

SIU Investigating After Vehicle Being Followed in Ottawa Rolls Over

Case Number: 17-OVI-295

Mississauga, ON (12 October, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a vehicle collision yesterday evening in Ottawa that resulted in a serious injury to a 16-year-old male.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • In the evening hours of Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Ottawa Police Service (OPS) officers were conducting radar on Hunt Club Road.
  • At approximately 6:30 p.m., the officers stopped a vehicle which had been speeding. After the vehicle stopped briefly, it fled from police. The police officers followed.  
  • In the area of Pike Street and Maple Park Private, the vehicle rolled over.
  • The driver and one of the passengers fled the scene on foot. A third occupant of the vehicle, a 16-year-old male, was taken to hospital for treatment of a serious injury.
Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. 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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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342