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News Release

SIU Investigating After Vehicle Crashes Into Fence in Oshawa

Case Number: 18-OCI-036

Mississauga, ON (2 July, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained early this morning by a 29-year-old man who was involved in a collision in Oshawa.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 3:15 a.m. on February 7, 2018, a Durham Regional Police Service officer located a vehicle of interest and began following the vehicle as it traveled southbound on Mary Street North. 
  • A short time later, the vehicle collided with a fence belonging to a house situated near the intersection of Mary Street North and Beatrice Street East.
  • Multiple occupants in that vehicle fled the scene on foot. 
  • With the help of police canines, two individuals from the vehicle were located a short distance away and they were arrested.
  • One of the individuals was diagnosed with a serious injury in hospital.

Two investigators and two forensic investigators 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, 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