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News Release

ATV Riders did Not Sustain Serious Injury in Burlington Collision; SIU Terminates Investigation

Case Number: 18-PVI-190

Mississauga, ON (13 July, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a collision that occurred last month in Burlington between an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) cruiser.

On the morning of June 25, 2018, 911 received several calls regarding two individuals riding an ATV on the Queen Elizabeth Way highway from Niagara to Burlington. Officers located the ATV and attempted to stop it. However, the 35-year-old man operating the ATV refused to stop and soon after exited the highway. When the ATV attempted to get back on the highway, the ATV collided with an OPP vehicle. The ATV operator and his 33-year-old female passenger were transported to hospital for treatment. 

Director Loparco said, “As neither individual suffered a serious injury in the collision, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

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