News Release

SIU Investigating Collision in Strathroy-Caradoc

Case Number: 20-OVI-267

Mississauga, ON (14 October, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision that occurred today in Strathroy-Caradoc between a vehicle being investigated by police officers and another vehicle, resulting in injuries to a 59-year-old woman.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9:30 a.m. on October 14, 2020, an officer from the Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service attempted to stop the driver of an Audi S4 for a Highway Traffic Act violation. 
  • The Audi fled the scene and the officer followed.
  •  A short time later, the Audi – which had been traveling southbound on Christina Road – became involved in a collision with a Toyota Corolla which had been traveling westbound on Longwoods Road.
  • The 59-year-old female driver of the Toyota sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.
  • The driver of the Audi fled the scene on foot.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.  

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342