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News Release

SIU Investigates Fatal Collision Between a Police Cruiser and a Motorcycle in Windsor

Case Number: 08-OVD-141

TORONTO (14 July, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is looking into the circumstances and sequence of events surrounding a collision between a Windsor Police Service vehicle and a motorcycle that resulted in the death of the motorcyclist.

On Sunday July 13, 2008, shortly before 2 a.m., two male officers were in their marked cruiser on County Road #42 between Concession Roads #8 and #9 responding to a call about a man running into traffic when their vehicle was struck from behind by a motorcycle. The motorcyclist, 30-year-old Adam Muzyka of Windsor, was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries. There is no apparent connection between the collision and the initial call to which police were responding.

A post-mortem conducted today confirmed the cause of death as multiple trauma to the chest. Toxicology tests will be carried out.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or may have any information about it to contact the Unit at 1-800-787-8529, extension 2293.

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. 

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