News Release

SIU Investigates Collision in London

Case Number: 05-OVI-192

TORONTO (23 December, 2005) --- Eight investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are investigating the circumstances surrounding a two vehicle collision that occurred on December 23, 2005 in London.

The London Police Service (LPS) notified the SIU that at 2:25 a.m., an LPS officer was attempting to stop a Buick that was traveling northbound on Highbury Road at a high rate of speed. The Buick continued southbound on Clarke Road where it collided with a Honda Civic that was traveling westbound on Dundas Street.

The driver of the Honda Civic, a 47-year-old man, was taken to London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Campus, with severe head injuries and a broken arm. The 25-year-old male driver of the Buick suffered no serious injuries.

The SIU is probing the nature and extent of police involvement in the events leading up to the collision. The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the unit 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. 

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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