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News Release

Corrected Headline to February 11, 2008 release SIU Investigates Injuries to Civilian in Collision

Case Number: 08-OVI-024

TORONTO (12 February, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is presently investigating the circumstances of a collision on Saturday February 9, 2008 between a car and a Peel Regional Police Service (PRPS) police car on Highway 410.

PRPS advised the SIU that at 4:15 p.m. one of their officers was on Highway 410 south of Clarke Blvd. The officer was in his police car on a traffic point and was blocking the southbound lane while a tow truck removed another vehicle. A car travelling south on Highway 410 struck the police car. The car's front seat passenger as well as the police officer were transported to hospital for treatment.

Two SIU investigators have been assigned to probe the circumstances of this incident.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1898 or 1-800-787-8529 Ext. 1898.

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