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News Release

SIU Updates Collision Investigation in London

Case Number: 05-OVD-192

Toronto (28 December, 2005) --- The name of the driver of the Honda Civic seriously injured as the result of the vehicular collision that occurred with a Buick vehicle at the intersection of Clarke Road and Dundas Street on December 23, 2005 is Robert St. Denis. Mr. St. Denis remains in critical condition at the London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Campus.

The Special Investigations Unit's investigation of the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing. The London Police Service officer that had attempted to stop the Buick prior to the collision has been interviewed, as have five civilians in and around the scene at the time of the collision. A completed collision reconstruction of the incident is pending.

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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