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News Release

SIU Investigating Windsor Collision Between Police Cruiser and Mobility Scooter

Case Number: 19-OVI-211

Mississauga, ON (3 September, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision yesterday in Windsor that resulted in injuries to an 87-year-old man.
 
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9:30 a.m. on September 2, 2019, a Windsor Police Service officer was operating a police cruiser southbound on McDougall Street. 
  • When the officer turned left onto Wyandotte Street East, the cruiser became involved in a collision with a man crossing that street in a mobility scooter.
  • The man was transported to hospital for treatment of a serious injury.

Three investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to this incident. 
 
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information regarding this incident 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