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News Release

SIU Investigates Serious Motor Vehicle Injuries in Ingersoll

Case Number: 08-PVI-204

TORONTO (29 September, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is looking into the circumstances surrounding the pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Ingersoll that resulted in serious injuries to two men.

At approximately 10 p.m. on September 26, 2008, an OPP officer, responding to reports of a car being driven erratically in the Town of Ingersoll, spotted the vehicle in the parking lot of a Tim Hortons on King Street. The car sped off, with the OPP officer activating his siren and emergency roof lights in pursuit of the vehicle. About one kilometre away, the vehicle went out of control on Charles Street, rolled down an embankment and onto railway tracks.

The occupants of the car, two 23-year-old men from the Waterloo Region, were taken to the local hospital in Ingersoll and then transported to Victoria Hospital in London for treatment of serious head and back injuries. They remain in serious condition at this time.

The SIU has designated one subject officer and two witness officers for interviews. The Unit has assigned three field investigators, two forensic investigators and an accident reconstructionist to investigate the nature and extent of police involvement.

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