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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Collision on Highway 410

Case Number: 08-OVI-024

TORONTO (19 February, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has terminated its investigation into the circumstances surrounding a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 410 on Saturday, February 9, 2008.

The SIU was notified that at approximately 3:15 p.m., a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer had stopped his police car in the right lane of southbound traffic on Highway 410 south of Clark Blvd. The officer was blocking the southbound lane while a tow truck removed another vehicle. Meanwhile, a car traveling south on Highway 410 struck the stopped police cruiser. The car's front seat passenger, a 59-year-old male, was transported to hospital for treatment.

Two SIU investigators were assigned to probe the circumstances of the car passenger's injuries to determine what role the police may have played. Investigators reviewed medical reports and determined that the man received minor injuries and was released from hospital.

As a result, SIU Director James Cornish said, "The SIU investigation into this incident has been terminated given that the man did not suffer any serious injuries from the collision."

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