SIU Investigates Vehicle Injury in Hamilton
Case Number: 05-OVI-111
The SIU was notified that officers from the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) attempted to stop a vehicle at Wellington and Barton Streets. The driver of the car did not stop and near the intersection of Robert and Hughson Streets, the vehicle struck a 43-year-old male pedestrian. He was treated at Hamilton General Hospital for a leg injury.
The SIU is investigating the events leading up the collision and the extent of police involvement. The Unit is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact investigators at 416-622-1898 or 1-800-787-8529.
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.