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News Release

SIU Investigating After Vehicle Crashes Into Tree in Oshawa

Case Number: 18-OVI-198

Mississauga, ON (4 July, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained early this morning by a 26-year-old man who was involved in a collision in Oshawa.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 1:00a.m on July 4, 2018, officers with the Durham Regional Police Service attempted to stop a vehicle in the Dundas Street and Thickson Road area.  
  • The vehicle collided into a tree in the area of King Street West and Thornton Road.
  • The driver of the vehicle suffered a serious injury and was transported to Oshawa General Hospital for treatment. 

Two investigators, two forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist 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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Jasbir Dhillon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342