News Release

Update: SIU Bradford Investigation

Case Number: 18-OVI-224   

Mississauga, ON (25 July, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained by four individuals yesterday who were involved in a collision in Bradford.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 24, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service (SSPS) officers began to investigate an incident that occurred at the Tanger Outlets in Cookstown.
  • In the area of 10 Sideroad and 14 Line, a SSPS officer located a vehicle of interest, and began to follow it southbound on 10 Sideroad.
  • The vehicle proceeded to go westbound on Highway 88. Just east of Highway 400, the vehicle became involved in a collision with a pickup truck traveling eastbound.
  • The 32-year-old driver of the vehicle of interest, and his 31-year-old and 38-year-old male passengers, were transported to hospital for treatment. The 54-year-old male driver of the pickup truck was also taken to hospital. All four remain in hospital in serious but stable condition. 

Four investigators, three forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and one witness officer have been designated.

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 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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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