News Release

SIU Investigating Injuries to Pedestrian in Mississauga

Case Number: 12-OVI-220

Mississauga (31 July, 2012) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 46-year-old pedestrian this evening in Mississauga.

Peel Regional Police contacted the SIU and reported the following:
• At approximately 8:00 p.m. on July 31, 2012, officers were conducting an investigation on Absolute Drive, in the area of Burnhamthorpe Road and Hurontario Street;
• Officers attempted to arrest an individual in a vehicle;
• The vehicle drove onto the sidewalk, struck a male pedestrian and fled the scene;
• The injured man was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital for treatment of head injuries, internal injuries and a fractured leg.

The SIU has assigned four investigators, two forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist and to probe the circumstances of this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1957.

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. 

Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342