News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Police Pursuit that Preceded Mississauga Collision Between Vehicle and Dump Truck

Case Number: 20-PVI-088

Mississauga, ON (9 July, 2020) ---
In the afternoon of April 17, 2020, a 21-year-old woman was a passenger in a Honda Accord when the vehicle was involved in an accident with a dump truck at the intersection of Mavis Road and the eastbound exit ramp of Highway 401. The woman broke a finger in the collision. Moments before the collision, an Ontario Provincial Police officer had attempted to pull over the Honda for a speeding infraction and then briefly pursued the vehicle. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.

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